Sampler (Italy), 19th century
Medium: wool embroidery on linen foundation Technique: embroidered in herringbone, cross, cross variation, long armed cross, and satin stitches on plain weave foundation. Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer. 1981-28-32.
What is this?
Scattered motifs, mostly geometric, dominated by large butterfly in the center, embroidered in many colors on a natural linen ground. With a flowering vine border.