Drawstring knitting bag with French Third Republic emblem

Description
WWI French stitchery: large drawstring knitting bag. One side has the French Third Republic emblem motif (blue "RF" embroidered on red shield at top; 4 masted French flags below; green and white croix de guerre [war cross] at bottom with gold center) with "1916" embroidered underneath in red. The other side has a scene of 4 French cavalry members with 4 brown horses in a wooded area. Green embroidery along the bottom and green X stitch holding drawstring on both sides. Made by French peasant women in French Lorraine. Sold in America through the Society for Employment of Women in France.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bag
date made
ca 1914-1918
Physical Description
linen (overall material)
thread (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 21 1/2 in x 15 1/2 in; 54.61 cm x 39.37 cm
place made
France
ID Number
2011.0086.16
catalog number
2011.0086.16
accession number
2011.0086
related event
World War I
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, General
Military
French WWI Stitchery
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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