Two Mamluk Egyptian bags

embroidereddrawstringbag This is an embroidered drawstring bag from between the 13th-16th centuries. It is tabby woven linen embroidered with pink, green, blue, yellow and ochre silk in an eyelet (or possibly a double faggot) stitch. embroideredbagdetail The size of the bag is 15.8 cm by 13.5 cm. It is in the Museum of Fine Arts.

embroideredlinenbag This is also a round embroidered bag made between the 13th & 16th century. It is tabby woven linen embroidered with blue and brown silk in chain and darning stitches (or possibly another type of stitch). This bag has a linen tassel attached with three knots at the end of the drawstring. The bag is in the Museum of Fine Arts.

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2 comments on “Two Mamluk Egyptian bags

  1. The top bag may be a form of queen stitch.

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