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Whitework sampler

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Whitework sampler illustrating progression from pulled work through cutwork including various forms of reticella, bottom 2 bands with free-form needlelace with Adam and Eve at bottom. Mermaid with mirror(?) fourth band from bottom. Stitches: pulled work including double hem; cut work including...

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Lent by the Misses Greene, March 21, 1938; gift of Miss Alma Greene and Miss Sarah Eloise Greene to MFA, 1946

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Gift of Miss Alma Greene and Miss Sarah Eloise Greene in memory of their sister, Lilian Greene

English, mid-17th century

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114.2 x 17 cm (44 15/16 x 6 11/16 in.) (detail shown)

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Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave ground embroidered with linen


Textiles and Fashion Arts