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Small square drawstring bag. Motif of flowers with coiling gold wire stems; insect and small bird. Linen canvas ground completely covered in embroidery. Silver metallic threads make ground in slanted satin stitch. Three-dimensional flower petals and leaves of silver-wrapped color silk threads in...

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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, 1575–1625

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Overall (without tassels and cord): 9 x 9 cm (3 9/16 x 3 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen; plain weave embroidered with silk, metallic threads, wire, metal purl, spangles, glass bead; braided silk cords and tassels


Textiles and Fashion Arts