Sampler

Mexican
18th–19th century


Object Place: Mexico

Dimensions

38 x 85.9 cm (14 15/16 x 33 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

50.4028

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Long unfinished sampler worked on cream cotton; left half a series of horizontal bands showing great variety of drawn work stitches, darning stitches, and surface stitches in floral and geometric motifs; right side a series of horizontal bands worked largely with blue, pink, and red silks in variety of pulled work stitches and some cross stitch; on top edge fragments of needlepoint entre-deux; a number of small holes.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Edward C. Moore and Miss Mary Magoun Brown to MFA, 1950

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward C. Moore, and Miss Mary Magoun Brown, in memory of their mother, Mrs. John Crosby Brown