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embroidered pouch
  • China
  • embroidered pouch, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: China
  • paper, silk, cloth, thread, embroidering, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width: 8 x 14 cm
    Object Height/Width: 3 1/8 x 5 1/2 in
  • Gift of Mrs. Allen Phillips
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0163
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Description

A small, drawstring pouch decorated with embroidering. The top 1/3 is covered with black cloth with a series of holes and creases where the drawstring would have been, but is now missing. The bottom 2/3 is a light cloth field, embroidered with birds (a rooster and an unidentified bird on one side, two unidentified birds on the other side) and flowering tree branches. The embroidering is done in brown, green, pink, red, blue, orange, purple, yellow, and blue-green thread.