Antique Textiles - Antique Costumes
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Square drawstring bag. Blue silk satin heavily embroidered with gold metallic thread, metal purl, and polychrome silk. Stylized floral and Baroque motifs. Embroidery stitches include: satin stitch, laid couching, raised work, bullion knots. Four large gold and blue tassels--two at the sides are drawstring pulls; front and back of bag each have one tassel hanging from cord through center. Braided silk and metallic cords and handle. Lined in blue silk satin (fraying) with a layer of linen…
Small, square, heavily-embroidered drawstring bag. Silver metallic threads, wire, metal purl and spangles embroidered on white silk satin ground. Formal stylized floral pattern. Embroidery includes laid couching, raised work, and bullion knots to attach spangles. Two wood-core braided drawstring pulls, braided silk and metallic cords. Three tassels at bottom. Pink silk lining. Several spangles missing; silk split in some areas.
Flat drawstring bag. Two panels of strung glass beads (sablé) held together by looping stitches. Polychrome large-scale design of poppies and roses on white ground: blueberry bushes center and borders. Ecru silk cord drawstrings with four bead-covered wood tassels. White silk lining.
Small square drawstring bag of red silk knotted net, into which gold needle lace spider webs have been embroidered. Metal spangles are held in place by wire coiled over the silk thread. Ragged pink silk twill lining. Metallic thread trim. One wood-core braided drawstring pull at top, and three tassels at bottom. Braided red and metallic cords.
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, and knots. Salmon/white/metallic cords with two silk and metallic covered-wood tassels; three similar tassels at base. Pink silk lining. White satin is fraying at top and bottom to reveal vertical pink…
Round drawstring bag
Round drawstring silk netted bag, blue ground, four pie-shaped panels, each with different flanel serpentine in bibila work in colored silks, gold tassel.
Small square drawstring bag with netted glass seed beadwork. Beadwork inscription: "Remember the Poore." Bird, flower, and acorn motifs. Pink silk ground with polychrome beadwork overlaid, mainly brown, green, yellow, white. Metallic bobbin lace trim and spangles stitched on in two rows at top. Braided cords with two beaded drawstring pulls. Three tassels at bottom. Probably restyled at later date, when pink silk and metallic lace were added.
Purse | British | The Met
Date: early 17th century. Culture: British. Medium: Canvas worked with silk and metal thread, glass beads, spangles; Gobelin, tent, and detached buttonhole ...