Sampler

Mexican
1841
Ramona Palacio (Mexican)


Object Place: Mexico

Dimensions

35 x 78.5 cm (13 3/4 x 30 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.973

Medium or Technique

Cotton (?) plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Field divided into four side-by-side panels each with horizontal rectangular compartments, of various sizes, one above the other. Drawnwork compartments embroidered with polychrome floss silk yarns in concentric geometric patterns. Embroidery compartments with various stylized blossom undulating vine and geometric motives in polychrome silk and floss silk yarns. In the upper left is a Spanish phrase translate “Made by Ramona Palacio in one year. 1841” Stitches: cross, double running, long-armed cross, satin; pulled work including Aztec and hem.

Provenance

Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection