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Whitework sampler fragment

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Long narrow piece of linen, joined in the middle by stitches, divided into eleven decorative bands reticella, cut-work and drawn-work. The finish on the ends suggests that it may have been cut from a longer piece.

Provenance

MFA purchase from Miss M. Winifred Tewksbury, 282 Pleasant Street, Winthrop, Massachusetts.

Credit Line

John Wheelock Elliot and John Morse Elliot Fund

English, mid-17th century

Object Place

Britain

Dimensions

58.3 x 15 cm (22 15/16 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

25.216

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with linen

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles