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What is this?

Unlined drawstring bag with two different macrame knots used to produce a diagonal grid-like pattern with diamond-shaped clusters of of tiny balls, in gold and silver metallic yarns.

This is a purse from United Kingdom. It is dated early 17th century and we acquired it in 1989. Museum purchase from Au Panier Fleuri, McNeil, and General Acquisitions Endowment Funds. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

medium: metallic yarns technique: knotting (macramé) label: macramé in metallic yarns

Its dimensions are

H x W (excluding drawstrings): 9 x 10.5 cm (3 9/16 x 4 1/8 in.)

This object was fund: Ida McNeil Memorial Fund and General Acquisitions Endowment and purchased from Martin Kamer Ltd.

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