Workbag, British, 1825–29

Silk satin, fish scales, glass beads, mother-of-pearl, and metal cord

This workbag still contains eight gold-tipped steel knitting needles. Luminous fish scales, mother-of-pearl buttons and glass beads are embroidered on to silk satin, one of the most lustrous fabric weaves. It is probably homemade.
Accession Number: SHM.2010.T.35:i-viii

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