Embroidered band sampler

Mary Pots

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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.

Embroidered band sampler, Mary Pots, Silk embroidery on linen; double running, satin, detached buttonhole, Montenegrin cross, herringbone, and chain stitches, British

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