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St. Thomas guild - medieval woodworking, furniture and other crafts: Some purses from the St. Thomasguild Part II

amed textile purse Date: from 1291 to 1310 Dimensions: hoogte 30 cm breedte 43 cm

Costume Institute — Coin purse via Costume InstituteMedium: glass,...

Coin purse via Costume Institute Medium: glass, linen, silk Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the executors of the estate.

Drawstring bag  English, Late 16th–early 17th century  England  DIMENSIONS  Overall (without tassels and cord): 14.6 x 15.2 cm (5 3/4 x 6 in.)  MEDIUM OR TECHNIQUE  Silk satin embroidered with metallic thread, metal purl, Silk; Braided cords and tassels  CLASSIFICATION  Costumes  ACCESSION NUMBER  63.1368

English, Late century England Dimensions Overall (without tassels and cord): x cm x 6 in.) Medium or Technique Silk satin embroidered with metallic thread, metal purl, Silk; Braided cords and tassels

Drawstring bag. France, 1625-50. Small, round drawstring bag. Polychrome opaque and translucent glass beads strung with linen thread, held together by interlocking looping stitches (sablé).  | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Drawstring bag ~ France ~ ~ Glass beads strung on linen (sablé) ~ silk netting and braided cords ~ Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Miser's purse Date: early 18th century Culture: British Medium: [no medium available] Dimensions: Length: 20 in. (50.8 cm)

~ 'English' Stocking Bag (Miser's Purse) ~ Century) Metropolitan Museum of Art

Purse, last quarter of 16th century -- English.
Colored silks with silver and gold thread on linen.

Purse, last quarter of century, English, colored silks with silver and gold thread on linen-Elaborately embroidered purses such as this example were known as "sweet bags" and were used to carry scented herbs or essences to cover unpleasant odors.

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Western Europe - Drawstring bag - Silk crochet on silk plain weav with silk embroidery, silk cord and steel ornament

Purse (France), 18th century / White ribbed silk semi-circular purse with drawstring top, embroidered with polychrome silks in floral designs and edged in silver bobbin lace. Lined with blue taffeta; beaded green silk cord at top.

Purse, France, century, White ribbed silk semi-circular purse with drawstring top, embroidered with polychrome silks in floral designs and edged in silver bobbin lace. Lined with blue taffeta; beaded green silk cord at top.

Knitted and beaded drawstring bag American ca. first half 19th Century

First half century, America - Bag - Glass bead and Silk knit, silk and leather and silk beads

1820 Reticule

The acorns hanging at the bottom of this bag are thought to represent the notion to 'save and prosper'. Initially purses were not only used to put spending money in, they were used for saving money too.

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