Date?? Small diamond mesh worked with brown silk.  Design: a basket of flowers on each side of bag worked in a variety of open-work stitches in colored silks (faded pinks, yellows, green and blues) Vitortia & Albert Museum

Date?? Small diamond mesh worked with brown silk. Design: a basket of flowers on each side of bag worked in a variety of open-work stitches in colored silks (faded pinks, yellows, green and blues) Vitortia & Albert Museum

Drawstring bag, cream netted ground, berries and flowers in biblia work, yellow ball tassels.

Drawstring bag, cream netted ground, berries and flowers in biblia work, yellow ball tassels.

Drawstring bag, bibila work, vertical stripes of different flowers in colored silks.

Drawstring bag, bibila work, vertical stripes of different flowers in colored silks.

Drawstring bag. Italy or France, 1820-1860. Knit Silk. From the MFA Boston: 43.1091

Drawstring bag. Italy or France, 1820-1860. Knit Silk. From the MFA Boston: 43.1091

Purse - linen, silk, silver & silver-gilt threads, silk thread; hand sewn, hand embroidered, hand plaited. 1600-1650

Purse - linen, silk, silver & silver-gilt threads, silk thread; hand sewn, hand embroidered, hand plaited. 1600-1650

Drawstring bag, four vertical stripes, two purple, one green one light yellow, bibila work flowers.

Polychrome Embroidered Purse, circa late 16th century

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Drawstring bag late 16th early 17th century. England. 12x13 cm. linen plain weave embroidered with silk and silver metallic threads. Braded silk and metallic cords and tassels.

Drawstring bag late 16th early 17th century. England. 12x13 cm. linen plain weave embroidered with silk and silver metallic threads. Braded silk and metallic cords and tassels.

A FINE NEEDLE WORK RETICULE   c.1820-1835 black silk net with bunches of pastel flowers and leaves 6 X 6.5 inches Christies

A FINE NEEDLE WORK RETICULE c.1820-1835 black silk net with bunches of pastel flowers and leaves 6 X 6.5 inches Christies

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