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Small square drawstring bag. White silk satin embroidered with polychrome silk, gold metallic threads, metal purl, and seed pearls. Design of flower flanked by birds and cornicopias; floral motifs fill out ground. Stitches include laid and couching, scroll couching, satin stitch, raised work,...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

English, late 16th–early 17th century

Object Place

England

Dimensions

Overall (without tassels and cord): 13.3 x 13 cm (5 1/4 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.1079

Medium or Technique

Silk satin emroidered with silk, gold metallic threads, metal purl, and seed pearls Braided silk and metallic cords and tassels

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes