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  • Date:

    ca. 1878 (made)

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by May Morris

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    On short term loan out for exhibition


ca. 1878 (made)


Width: 220 mm, Height: 245 mm, Depth: 45 mm

Descriptive line

embroidered silk, c.1878, British; Jane Morris. Coloured silks, metal mount

Production Note

It is likely that the embroidery for the bag was designed as well as worked by Jane Morris. It is stylistically similar to floral embelishment painted on a four page booklet of four pages of verse including a poem 'Oneglia' given as a keepsake by Jane Morris to Rosalind Howard in 1878. This survives at Castle Howard.


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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