probably early 19th century
Maria Rocario Ruis (Mexican)

Object Place: Mexico


35.5 x 37.5 cm (14 x 14 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk and cotton

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Linen plain weave sampler in two parts, bottom half embroidered with undyed cotton with floral borders and motifs, top embroidered with polychrome silk with large floral basket in center surrounded by scattered floral motifs, birds, and animals.
Two pieces of cream colored linen joined by needlepoint lace stitches. In the upper part crudely drawn flowers, bird and animals are worked in satin stitch in black, white and several shades of pink, blue, green and yellow silk. DE MANO DE MARYAROCARYORVYS is worked in cross stitch in black silk across the top. The lower part is worked with a variety of floral borders in cream colored cotton in buttonhole stitch, drawn work and satin stitch. Stained.


1938, gift of Philip Lehman (b. 1861 - d. 1947), New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 14, 1938)

Credit Line

Gift of Philip Lehman in memory of his wife Carrie L. Lehman