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Two sides of unfinished bag on white plain-weave silk ground with design of rosettes couched with gold-wraped thread, flat strips and appliqued beetle wings.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Henry Chapin to the MFA on June 12, 1947

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Henry Chapin

Indian (for western market), British Colonial era, early 19th century

Object Place

India

Dimensions

21 x 36.5 cm (8 1/4 x 14 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

47.1272

Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave couched with gilt paper strip-wrapped silk thread and flat gilt strips, appliquéd with beetle wings

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes