Purse

Object Number: 
INV.11330a-d
Date: 
19th c.
Medium: 
Silk, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 18 3/4 × 3 5/8 × 3/4 in. (47.6 × 9.2 × 1.9 cm)
Description: 
Crocheted purse (miser's bag) of variegated silk floss in shades of yellows and reds, with rows of metal beading from end to end, there is a slit in the center cinched with two metal rings, one end has a straight edge with metal beadwork fringe, the other end is cinched closed and has a metal beadwork tassel; a small piece of seashell was found inside.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group