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Square drawstring bag. Blue silk satin heavily embroidered with gold metallic thread, metal purl, and polychrome silk. Stylized floral and Baroque motifs. Embroidery stitches include: satin stitch, laid couching, raised work, bullion knots. Four large gold and blue tassels--two at the sides are...

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1963, Hermann Baer, London; 1963, sold by Baer to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 18, 1963)

Credit Line

Mary L. Smith Fund

English, Late 16th–early 17th century

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Overall (without tassels and cord): 14.6 x 15.2 cm (5 3/4 x 6 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk satin embroidered with metallic thread, metal purl, Silk; Braided cords and tassels


Textiles and Fashion Arts