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Sampler

Unknown19th century

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Long narrow sampler dated 1645 near the top. Motifs include the Sibmacher agn-- dei near the op. Probably made following a 19th century pattern book. Two lengths sewn together with decorative needle-made join. Third short length of twill damask attached with attached braided fringe.

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  • Title: Sampler
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 19th century
  • Viewing Notes: A loomed width of cotton block patterned 3&1 twill damask, the wefts of which were removed in two sections: first for a narrow band of needlework, second for long warp fringe interworked. The remaining warps were braided and left hanging for fringe.-From Lace Exhibition, August 3 - November 7, 1982
  • Physical Dimensions: w370 x h1990 cm
  • Dimensions: H x W: 199.4 x 36.8 cm (78 1/2 x 14 1/2 in.)
  • Type: Sampler
  • Rights: Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer
  • Medium: Medium: silk and cotton embroidery on linen foundation Technique: embroidered in cross, long-armed cross, and overcasting stitches on plain weave foundation

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