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Darning sampler

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Darning or running stitch sampler. Square tan cotton ground having crosses, squares and lines of various linear, geometric and lozenge patterns, in polychrome silk yarns, randomly placed; some overlapping. Stitches: marking cross, pattern darning, simple darning. Slightly soiled.

Provenance

Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to the MFA, 1946

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

1849

Object Place

Germany or Holland

Dimensions

46.6 x 50.3 cm (18 3/8 x 19 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

46.747

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave embroidered with silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles