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Sampler

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

This sampler was worked by an experienced embroiderer who used it to record stitches, motifs and patterns for future reference. Some of the original colours have faded.
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Linen, embroidered with silk in double running variations and combinations, satin stitch and eyelets
Physical Description
Sampler, linen embroidered with silk in double running variations and combinations, satin stitch and eyelets.

Brightly coloured sampler with two embroidered inscriptions; the most noticeable feature is a parrot worked in blue outlines in the upper left hand corner.
Dimensions
  • Length: 28cm
  • Width: 33cm
Style
Credit line
Given by G. D. Hornblower, Esq.
Subjects depicted
Summary
This sampler was worked by 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 155
Collection
Accession Number
T.328-1921

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record createdJanuary 31, 2001
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