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Bag

1700-1800 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Bag made from embroidered Chinese silk and edged with metallic European lace; it has pale green ribbon ties attached at either side. The bag was made up in Europe, perhaps originally as a bourse which is a small flat bag used as part of the Christian Mass. However, the green ribbons seem to be for secular use and so this bag might have had several lives.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
embroidered silk (textile)
Brief Description
Bag, embroidered Chinese silk edged with metallic European lace, 1700-1800
Physical Description
Bag made from embroidered Chinese silk and edged with metallic European lace; it has pale green ribbon ties attached at either side. The bag was made up in Europe, perhaps originally as a bourse which is a small flat bag used as part of the Christian Mass. However, the green ribbons seem to be for secular use and so this bag might have had several lives.
Dimensions
  • Length: 38cm
  • Width: 33cm
Credit line
Robinson Collection
Bibliographic Reference
Wilson, Verity. Chinese textiles. London: V&A publications, 2005, plate 9.
Collection
Accession Number
103-1880

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record createdJune 7, 2004
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