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An embroidered Sweet Bag, late sixteenth-century
SBT 1992-86. A late sixteenth-century sweet bag; dark pink silk satin ground, embroidered with yellow and pink silk flowers and green/yellow foliage in silk and metal threads, the border and background are also embellished with silver spangles; lined with gold/pink silk; seven-colour plaited drawstring and cord; the drawstring has acorn terminals worked in metal threads; the bottom of the bag has three tassels attached to loops covered with metal thread; the two corners of the bag have intertwined bullion thread motifs.
Face 1 - detail view.
Dimensions: Bag - 110mm (H) x 250mm (max W) 125mm (opening)
Cord - 325mm
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