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Bag

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1625-1650 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • 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)

Date

1625-1650 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Threaded linen and beads, lined with leather and silk

Marks and inscriptions

'IN HOP ME HART DOTH REST'
In hope my heart doth rest
Inscribed in beadwork above the birds and flowers

Dimensions

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

Materials

Linen; Beads

Subjects depicted

Bird; Flower

Categories

Accessories; Textiles; Leather; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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