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Small square drawstring bag completely covered in embroidery. Green and beige lozenge pattern of hollie stitch in silk. Gold and silver metallic thread knots and embroidery in chain stitch and double back stitch. Two wood-core braided silk and metallic drawstring pulls; three tassels at bottom....

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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, 1600–25

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Overall (without tassels and cord): 11.2 x 10.7 cm (4 7/16 x 4 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Embroidery with silk and silver and gold metallic threads Braided silk and metallic cords and tassels


Textiles and Fashion Arts