Sampler

Mexican
19th century


Object Place: Mexico

Dimensions

39.2 x 36 cm (15 7/16 x 14 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

45.489

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk and cotton

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Embroidered with geometric and floral bands; squared off sections at bottom filled with canvas work in polychrome silk and pulled work. Inscription now unreadable, “Lo iso Maria …” Stitches: Cretan, counted satin, cross, eyelet, Florentine, long-armed cross, and running; cut and pulled work.

Provenance

MFA purchase from Dr. William A. Kingsley of Brookline, Massachusetts, June 6, 1945.

Credit Line

Special Textile Fund