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Whitework sampler fragment

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Linen band of reticella. The design consists of triangles and an S form on a background of small squares. Probably the bottom band of a sampler. Stitches: buttonhole, counted satin, double hem; and various pulled and cut work stitches.


From the Mrs. Marshall Collection; gift of Henry W. Bliss to MFA, 1923

Credit Line

Gift of Henry W. Bliss

English, 17th century

Object Place

British Isles


6 x 15.2 cm (2 3/8 x 6 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with linen


Textiles and Fashion Arts