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What is this?

Long horizontal sampler with vertical stripes of floral pattern, spot motifs, alphabet and numerals. Bound with yellow silk ribbon.

This is a sampler from Mexico. It is dated 1821 and we acquired it in 1981. Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

medium: silk embroidery on linen foundation technique: embroidered in running, satin, knot, four-sided, chain, cross, buttonhole, reflected element work, and withdrawn element work on plain weave foundation

Its dimensions are

H x W: 21 x 87cm (8 1/4 x 34 1/4in.)

It is inscribed

Lo hizo Jesualda Gallego ano 1821

This object was embroidered by Jesualda Gallego

This object was catalogued by Susan J. Brown and bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer

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