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Feast & Fast

The Art of Food in Europe, 1500 – 1800

204: Pocket (purse) with draw strings

This colourful beadwork purse acted as a reminder of the importance of charity and a public expression of piety, clearly expressed by the 2019-12-04-s, ‘REMEMBER THE POORE’. Every time the owner dipped her gloved hand inside to remove a coin, she would see this instruction. England, 1631 Satin, leather lining, silk thread, cord and polychrome glass beads

Given by Miss Whitehurst (T.1-1836)

Pocket (purse) with draw strings
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