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Canvaswork Purse or "Sweet" Bag

1600-1640
Origin: England
5 X 5 1/4" with 13" handle extensions.
Silk and metallic embroidery threads on linen (or bast) canvas ground; fragmentary silk and linen lining
Gift of Mrs. Cora Ginsburg
Acc. No. 1991-489
Small, square purse embroidered in tent stitch using silk and metallics on linen canvas ground. Design consists of symmetrical floral and vine growing from bottom of bag. Worked eyelets for drawstring closure (string missing). Later cord handles; two decorative ball pendants from bottom edges. Fragments of silk and linen lining attached.
Provenance:No further provenance beyond donor is known.