Drawstring purse with ribbons, anoniem, c. 1800 - c. 1805

Drawstring purse with ribbons, anoniem, c. 1800 - c. 1805

Zijde, l 24.0cm × w 23.5cm. More details

Embroidery was a favourite pastime among wealthy women at the beginning of the 19th century. Frivolité – a kind of tatting with cotton thread using little shuttles – was particularly popular. The women preferred to work together in groups. When they visited each other, they would bring along their needlework in this kind of bag.

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