Darning sampler

German or Swiss
1817
J. M. Weyntes


Object Place: Germany or Switzerland

Dimensions

61.6 x 62.6 cm (24 1/4 x 24 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.958

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroided with silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Polychrome silk yarns on a tan cotton ground. Central square compartment with scene of a house and trees. Above the compartment is an eight pointed star. Repeating around the compartment is the characteristic cross-like motif with geometric and linear filling patterns. Many groups of initials and abbreviated names appear throughout. Lower left hand corner area of squares with lozenge motives worked entirely in silk with no cotton ground. Stains; slightly soiled. Stitches: cross, darning, eyelet, pattern darning.

Provenance

Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection