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Long vertical sampler worked in Turkish stitch; border of varying widths on different sides showing variety of stylized plants, trees, and birds, some motifs pointed in toward center of sampler, great variety of stylized plant forms, including several on diagonal and birds filling center of sampler.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Edward C. Moore and Miss Mary Magoun Brown to MFA, 1950

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward C. Moore, and Miss Mary Magoun Brown, in memory of their mother, Mrs. John Crosby Brown

early 19th century

Object Place

Turkey

Dimensions

64.1 x 41.3 cm (25 1/4 x 16 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

50.4034

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles