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Darning sampler

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Polychrome silk yarns on a tan cotton ground. Central square compartment with scene of a house and trees. Above the compartment is an eight pointed star. Repeating around the compartment is the characteristic cross-like motif with geometric and linear filling patterns. Many groups of initials...

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Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

German or Swiss, 1817

Object Place

Germany or Switzerland


61.6 x 62.6 cm (24 1/4 x 24 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroided with silk


Textiles and Fashion Arts