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Purse

Unknown1600/1699

The Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum

Towards the end of the seventeenth century, purse styles in England became increasingly more sophisticated. Their form changed from simple drawstring to more complex shapes, and they used a greater variety of materials. Many woven purses were made in France, and typical of these styles are silk- and metal-thread tapestry-woven purses, formed from four shield-shaped panels with naturalistic, pictorial scenes, such as this, with its fine detail of ships at sea.

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  • Title: Purse
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1600/1699
  • Location: France
  • Medium: Tapestry woven in silk and silver thread

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