Sampler

19th century


Object Place: Mexico

Dimensions

36.2 x 46.1 cm (14 1/4 x 18 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

46.748

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk and linen

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Four horizontal bands with various types of drawn work having lozenge, zig-zag, animal and heart motives. Beneath this is a floral vine formed of a repeating blossom connected by recurved sections of stalk. In the lower left hand corner are the intitials “AC” and a partial alphabet. In the lower right two, small bands of drawn work. Stitches: cross, satin, stem; pulled work including Aztec stitch and double faggot. Slightly soiled; missing yarns.

Provenance

Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to the MFA, 1946

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection