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Cone-shaped drawstring bag. Red silk floral motif damask trimmed with many elaborate tassels in silver metallic thread that is sometimes wrapped over wire. Eight triangular panels of silk damask sewn together with silk and metallic woven binding at seams. Two drawstrings, one at top and one 1"...

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

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The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Western European, 18th century

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Overall (without tassels and cord): 16.5 x 14 cm (6 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk damask; metallic thread and wire tassels; braided cords and tassels


Textiles and Fashion Arts