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Purse

Object Number: 
Z.1203
Date: 
1700-1790
Medium: 
Wool, linen, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 3/8 x 7 1/2 in. ( 11.1 x 19 cm )
Description: 
Horizontal rectangular purse (pocketbook) in multicolored woolen embroidery on linen ground; the sides of the top flap slope slightly downwards to a point at the center; no closure device, fabric tape edging, inside lined with red linen over paper, and two compartments with accordioned sides; divider between the compartments has a scalloped edge and folds down to make a flap for the front pocket; needlepoint stitching in various geometric designs.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group