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small embroidered bag
  • China
  • small embroidered bag, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: China?
  • cotton, wool cloth, metal, thread, metal thread, embroidering, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width: 12.5 x 14 cm
    Object Height/Width: 4 7/8 x 5 1/2 in
  • Gift of Mrs. Allen Phillips
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3539

The small cloth bag has a flap and button closure. The bottom of the bag is rounded, the flap has three scallops. The visible portion of the bottom and the flap are edged with a wide band of yellow thread. The decorative fields are outlined with medium blue. The flap is decorated with one flower and gold curlicues. The bag is decorated with two pink flowers, two possible buds, and dark leaves. The field on both is discolored, but may be a light brown or dark yellow.

The bag under the flap is red. The back is undecorated. There is a gold button and red loop for closure.