Bag with embroidery

Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Clothing and accessories
Common Name
bag with embroidery
Simple Name
Full Name
embroidered bag
Period Classification
William IV (1830-1837)
Production Year Low
Production Year High
Production Country
United Kingdom: England
Production Area Region
Northern Europe
Production Continent
Family Group

satin; aerophane (silk gauze); chenille; lace (blond silk)

    There are 3 comments

    • Shelley Tobin, RAMM Assistant Curator of Costume
      22 March 2017 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

      It is embroidered with aerophane, a type of chiffon or gauze, and chenille thread. [You wouldn’t have carried much in it.]

    • Gehan Omar, Egyptian at Belmont Chapel English class
      22 March 2017 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

      [Iit’s] very impractical, no room to put anything in.

    • Aysegul Safitürk, a teacher from a traditional Turkish family
      22 March 2017 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

      I do embroidery at home..(in Turkey). Young girls are taught embroidery in their family. I learnt from my mum. Ladies in the family sit round and chat in the day, when the men are at work, and make lace or embroidery. It is a hobby. They share patterns. They make curtains and bed covers from lace, using a needle with a hook on the end. It takes a long time. They make them for themselves. If a lady is older, she makes things for her sister’s wedding. Mums also make these things for their daughters’ weddings [instead of the girls themselves,as they used to do – nowadays the girls go out to work or university.] [My mum made me hundreds of scarves. I can’t wear them all – I will give them to my children.] We also do cross-stitch. We make… bedspreads…, for example. I bring out the special things we make on special days like Bayram, a Muslim celebration, when people go to each others’ houses. Then we decorate the house with the special things. These things can’t be used every day.

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