Sampler

Mexican
1837
Maria de la Concepcion Navaro (Mexican)


Object Place: Mexico

Dimensions

35.5 x 48 cm (14 x 18 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.963

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk and linen

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Embroidered across the top are the words (translated as) “By the hand of Donia Maria de la Concepcion Navaro October 30 (?) 1837”. Directly beneath this a line of simple stylized animals leading from a farm house. The field beneath this is divided into halves, each with rectangular compartments, one above the other, having various forms of drawnwork with stylized animals, geometric and floral motives. Stitches: cross, double running, 4-sided, long-armed cross, saw tooth; pulled work including Aztec stitch.

Provenance

Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection