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Sampler

1800-1899 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This sampler is the work of an experienced embroiderer who used it to record stitches, motifs and patterns for future reference.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Cotton, embroidered with silk in double running variations and combinations, musabak and satin stitch filling in squares, and with metal thread in double running in a line, half cross stitch worked over a laid thread and satin stitch
Brief Description
Middle East, Textile; Cotton sampler, embroidered with silk; Turkish; 19th century.
Physical Description
Sampler, linen embroidered with silk in double running variations and combinations, mushabak and satin stitch filling in squares, and with metal thread in double running in a line, half cross stitch worked over a laid thread and satin stitch.

The motifs are worked in many different directions and colours. In one corner is a group of three cypress tress with a building to their right which has two domes. In another corner is a narrow necked blue vase containing a single pink flower.
Dimensions
  • Length: 48.3cm
  • Width: 26.7cm
Style
Credit line
Given by G. D. Hornblower, Esq.
Subjects depicted
Summary
This sampler is the work of an experienced embroiderer who used it to record stitches, motifs and patterns for future reference.
Bibliographic References
  • Illustrated in 'Ottoman Embroidery' by Marianne Ellis and Jennifer Wearden (V&A Publications, 2001); plate 152
  • Browne, Clare and Jennifer Wearden, eds. Samplers from the Victoria and Albert Museum. London : V&A Publications, 1999. 144 p., ill. ISBN 1851773096.
Collection
Accession Number
T.325-1921

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record createdJune 24, 1999
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