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Embroidered band sampler

Maker:
Mary Pots
Date:
1648
Culture:
British
Medium:
Silk embroidery on linen; double running, satin, detached buttonhole, Montenegrin cross, herringbone, and chain stitches
Dimensions:
L. 34 1/2 x W. 8 1/4 inches (87.6 x 21 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Embroidered
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1913
Accession Number:
13.109
Not on view
From the early 17th century into the early 18th century, long, narrow samplers such as this one were typical. Called "band samplers" because of the multiple bands of pattern, this type represents the transition from purely practical piece of fabric with patterns stitched for future reference, to something that is both decorative and functional.
Signature: Mary Pots wrought this sampler and this date/1648
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