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  • Place of origin:

    England (possibly, made)
    France (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1760 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Netted plant fibre

  • Credit Line:

    Given by J. B. Fowler, Esq.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Netting, practised by both men and women, became popular in the second half of the eighteenth century and continued into the early nineteenth. Done mainly in silk, linen, cotton or woollen thread, it was used to make a variety of small and large objects in a fine or coarse net. The most well known product was the purse. This example is made from bast or some other plant fibre.

Physical description

Netted bag made of bast or another plant fibre in pink and white, with five pom-pom type tassels. Netted into an open-work bag, shaped into three triangular panels at the bottom, and stiffened with a binding of twisted green and beige cord made of the same fibre.

Place of Origin

England (possibly, made)
France (possibly, made)


ca. 1760 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Netted plant fibre

Descriptive line

Netted bag made of bast or another plant fibre, possibly made in England, ca. 1760


Plant fibre


Accessories; Clothing; Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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