Purse or swete-bag from the V London, English manufacture, ca. 1540. Linen fabric, embroidered with heraldic designs in silk, with tent stitch. Museum number: T.246-1927 As the V explains: The workmanship of this purse is extremely fine with 1,250 silk stitches per square inch." and "The heraldry on this purse reflects four marriages (that is, four family alliances), culminating in that of Sir Henry Parker and Elizabeth Calthorpe."