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Braid sampler

Heavy white paper ground divided into seven columns, each with examples of flat braided designs, placed one above the other; polychrome silk yarns; secured to ground by green silk thread. A fold at each column; some tears at these seams.


Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Possibly French, 19th century (?)

Object Place

France (?)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Paper embroidered with silk


Textiles and Fashion Arts