Embroidered bag, by Mrs. James Burges, c. 1795. The maker was probably Mary Margaret Dennis (born 1779) who married James Burges in 1799. Each side of the bag has delightful floral embroidery in silk thread.
This bag is currently on exhibit in Lowcountry Embroidery.
TEXTILE TUESDAYS: Each Tuesday we post a piece from our textile collection. Some items have been on exhibit, some will eventually be shown in our new Historic Textiles Gallery and some may be just too fragile to display. We hope you enjoy our selection each week – do let us know if there’s something in particular you’d like to see on TEXTILE TUESDAY! #TextileTuesday