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What is this?

Square sampler with stitching in violet, pale blue, lime green, fuschia and yellow on a cream-colored linen ground. Eighteen crosses and four darned corners demonstrate different repairs in different weave structures. Large square in center was removed and darned back. Additionally, one corner square was cut out and then darned back into the fabric. The eighteen crosses and other three corners were cut away, then the fabric was rebuilt by darning or "needle weaving."

This is a darning sampler from Netherlands. It is dated 1735 and we acquired it in 1981. Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer.

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Its medium is

medium: silk embroidery on linen foundation technique: embroidered in running (pattern darning) and eyelet stitches on plain weave foundation label: linen embroidered with silk in pattern darning and eyelet stitches

Its dimensions are

H x W: 43.8 x 41.3 cm (17 1/4 x 16 1/4 in.)

It is inscribed

PP 1735

This object has been tagged:

This object was catalogued by Gillian Moss and bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer

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