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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. Some of the original colours have faded.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Linen, embroidered with silk in variations and combinations of double running stitch and eyelets
Brief Description
Middle East, Textile;
Physical Description
Sampler, linen embroidered with silk in variations and combinations of double running stitch and eyelets.

The predominant colours are blue and dark pink. The predominant motifs are a row of blue vases with pink flowers along one of the ends and a sailing ship in the centre of one side.
Dimensions
  • Length: 69cm
  • Width: 39cm
Style
Credit line
Given anonymously
Subjects depicted
Summary
This sampler is the work of an experienced embroiderer who used it to record stitches, motifs and patterns for future reference. Some of the original colours have faded.
Bibliographic Reference
Illustrated in 'Ottoman Embroidery' by Marianne Ellis and Jennifer Wearden (V&A Publication, 2001); plate 154
Collection
Accession Number
T.121-1938

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record createdJune 24, 1999
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