Sampler

Mexican
early 19th century


Object Place: Mexico

Dimensions

38.6 x 47.3 cm (15 3/16 x 18 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

50.4027

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk and glass beads

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Most of sampler filled with sprays of flowers worked largely in padded satin and eyelet stitched with white linen with some details in drawn work stitches, along left quarter of sampler vertical bands showing variety of drawn work stitches, at lower edge pair of dogs flanking flower-filled basket, bird and two baskets worked with polychrome silks in cross stitch; on top edge two blocks of needlepoint lace; on right edge four blocks of colored glass bead work.

Credit Line

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