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Small square drawstring bag. Linen substrate completely covered in embroidery. Silver metallic thread in slanted satin stitch covers ground. Floral and insect motifs in tent stitch with polychrome silk threads. Gold thread in plaited braid stitch forms winding stems for flowers. Gold looped...

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Elizabeth Day McCormick collection; Gift to the MFA, October 14, 1943

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The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

English, late 16th–early 17th century

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Overall (without tassels and cord): 13 x 13 cm (5 1/8 x 5 1/8 in.)

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Linen plain weave embroidered with silk, silver and gold metallic threads Braided silk and metallic cords and tassels


Textiles and Fashion Arts