Bag. Balkan or Near East, 19th Century. Embroidered wool. From the MFA Boston: 57.1608

Antique bag, Balkan or Near Eastern @ MFA Boston. To accompany a traditional Romanian blouse and full skirt in cream delicately embroidered in red folk patterns, gathered in by a fabric belt and worn with a vest.

"Round drawstring bag with dome-shaped base French ca. 1725-1750"

~ round drawstring bag with dome-shaped base, French, ca. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Relic bag with embroidered geometric patterns, Rhineland, 14-15th centuries. Woven and embroidered, in linen, silk & gold thread. At Museum Schnütgen, Cologne. Online: http://www.kulturelles-erbe-koeln.de/documents/obj/05110003

Relic bag with embroidered geometric patterns, Woven and embroidered, in linen, silk & gold thread. Currently at Museum Schnütgen, Cologne.

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Perlenbeutel - antique beaded bag - like the ones we inherited from Mumi by alison

mid 18th C. Small purse made with approximately 40,000 glass breads, and closed with a plaited silk drawstring. Each quarter of the purse depicts a rose or pansy flower. Glasgow Museums, The Burrell Collection E.1943.71.[1]

Small purse made with approximately glass breads, and closed with a plaited silk drawstring. Each quarter of the purse depicts a rose or pansy flower. Glasgow Museums, The Burrell Collection

Purse, 1800–1810

Simple and elegant reticule with lavender embroidered on one side and the lady's initial on the other surrounded by flowers.

1725-1775 Round drawstring bag, strung glass beads (sablé), silk, bead-covered wood tassels, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Four pie-shaped panels of strung glass beads (sablé) held together by looping stitches. Blue floral motifs on white ground. Ecru silk cord drawstrings with four blue bead-covered wood tassels. Blue silk lining.

Antique Victorian Tan Crochet Knit Drawstring Reticule with Champagne, Lavender, Yellow, Red, Pink, Green, & Rootbeer Glass Beaded Body. Same pattern on both sides.

Antique Victorian Tan Crochet Knit Champagne Purple Drawstring Reticule Purse

Antique Victorian Tan Crochet Knit Drawstring Reticule with Champagne, Lavender, Yellow, Red, Pink, Green, & Rootbeer Glass Beaded Body. Same pattern on both sides.

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