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Long purse

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Long purse made of green silk threads netted in lozenge pattern. Squared end is embroidered with polychrome silk, silver metallic threads, linen, and flat metal strips in Baroque floral motif. Embroidery stitches include raised work, satin stitch, laid and couched stitches. Large braided tassel...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Turkish (for the Western market), late 18th century

Object Place

Turkey (for the Western market)

Dimensions

Overall: 41.5 x 8 cm (16 5/16 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.1086

Medium or Technique

Silk; netting embroidered with silk, metallic threads, metal; braided silk tassel

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes