Evening bag, French, 1930–39

Silk and metal brocade, metal, and semi-precious stones


The pattern of this woven textile in silk and metal threads conjures up a mythical world – a figure wearing a fez rides a fantastical beast with wings, surrounded by animals in heraldic poses. Inside the bag contains a purse attached by a chain, as well as a double-sided mirror.
Accession Number: SHM.2010.T.145:i-ii

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