These so-called ‘tie-on’ pockets were tied around the waist and usually hung in pairs on the hips. A single tie-on pocket was often worn at one’s front beneath the apron. Due to their size, a great deal could be carried in pockets, including keys, money, watches, recipes and sewing accessories. Although pockets were worn beneath garments and were therefore not visible, women still felt it important to spend time decorating them with embroidery. This single tie-on pocket is embroidered with a floral design, a popular motif during the period.
On permanent display in the Museum of Bags Amsterdam.