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Darning sampler

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Darning or running stitch sampler. Across the top are the alphabet and the numbers 1-10. Beneath this are rows of rectangular bands having geometric and linear motives, some intersecting at right angles to form crosses. A narrow band runs horizontally across the field with the inscription...

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Provenance

Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Dutch, 1838

Object Place

Holland

Dimensions

39.3 x 39.3 cm (15 1/2 x 15 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

43.953

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles