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Band sampler embroidered in silk with floral bands, alphabet, and "Hannah Thornbush is my name and when I was nine years of age I end." Embroidered with satin, cross, long-armed cross, Montenegrin cross, Algerian-eye, running, double running, and buttonhole and whipped stem stitches.

Provenance

Lent by Miss Elizabeth Day McCormick, February 15, 1943; gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Band sampler

English, mid-17th century

Object Place

England

Dimensions

33.25 x 7.38 cm (13 1/16 x 2 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.278

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave ground embroidered with silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles