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An eighteenth-century French bridal bag; stitched with symbols of love: two conjoined hearts flanked by a pair of putti holding a crown. (anilau.buzznet.com)

One of the most popular places to display bead embroidery is on purses, pouches, clutches and handbags. This beaded bag - made with very tiny beads - was made in France for a bride to carry on her wedding day.

Green silk knit with ecru/yellow/brown band at top, light green at base; appliquéd pink, salmon roses and light green, green, ecru leaves.

Purse, 1700s, France.

Purse, France, century, White ribbed silk semi-circular purse with drawstring top, embroidered with polychrome silks in floral designs and edged in silver bobbin lace. Lined with blue taffeta; beaded green silk cord at top.

LaTouchables Bags and Things---a little story with a thread running through it...

LaTouchables Bags and Things---a little story with a thread running through it.

A rare, early-18th century, silk damask, letter case with fine, gold thread, embroidery motifs symbolizing love .

century, silk damask, letter case with fine, gold thread, embroidery motifs symbolising love to 1800 England)

Muff  French, about 1680–90  France  Painted and embroidered silk with metallic and silk threads, metallic bobbin lace.

France - Muff - Silk, painted and embroidered with silk and metallic threads, metallic bobbin lace

Purse Date: fourth quarter 18th century Culture: probably American Medium: silk, paper Accession Number: 2009.300.1748

Pocketbook c century Culture: probably American Medium: silk, paper Dimensions: 3 x 5 in. Accession Number: See other pin, for inside which is wonderful!

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