Sampler

Mexican
18th–19th century


Object Place: Mexico

Dimensions

31.6 x 43.8 cm (12 7/16 x 17 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

50.4030

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Unfinished sampler worked on closely woven linen in satin, back, long armed cross, knot, straight gobelin, lazy daisy, and double running stitches; rectangular blocks of highly stylized plant forms and geometric motifs, animals, birds, grape vine, diagonal running plants in body of sampler; a number of stains.

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