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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1625-1650 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Threaded linen and beads, lined with leather and silk

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the family of the late Mrs Egerton M. Baines

  • Museum number:

    T.271 to B-1968

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Small flat bag of coloured beads netted on a foundation of thick linen thread, and patterned with bird and flowers and inscribed 'IN HOP ME HART DOTH REST'. With brown, green, white, yellow and blue beads. Lined with chamois leather. Above the beadwork is a band of material of green silk covered with a pale pink silk. There is also a pink satin lining and pink ribbon handles. The pink silk and satin are probably later additions.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1625-1650 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Threaded linen and beads, lined with leather and silk

Marks and inscriptions

In hope my heart doth rest
Inscribed in beadwork above the birds and flowers


Width: 13 cm, Length: 11.5 cm, Width: 5.125 in, Length: 4.5 in

Descriptive line

Bag of beads netted on linen thread, and silk linings, England, 1625-1650


Linen; Beads

Subjects depicted

Flower; Bird


Accessories; Textiles; Leather; Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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