Several styles of Mexican samplers are represented in the museum’s collection. Some have brightly colored bands of geometric designs from European and indigenous sources while others have isolated or spot motifs of flowers, animals, insects and human figures. More complex examples, like those made in urban convent schools, contain shaded, dimensional embroidery in silk and show a skilled handling of metallic thread. Inexpensive glass beads imported from Eastern Europe were widely used on samplers from the second half of the 19th century.

  • Sampler (Mexico)
  • silk embroidery on cotton foundation.
  • Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer.
  • 1981-28-341
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • Sampler (Mexico)
  • cotton, glass beads.
  • Gift of A. Algara R. de Terreros.
  • 1923-45-18
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • Sampler (Mexico)
  • silk embroidery on linen foundation.
  • Bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe.
  • 1941-69-18
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • Doily (Mexico)
  • cotton, glass beads.
  • Gift of A. Algara R. de Terreros.
  • 1923-45-15
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 3 images of this object.
  • Sampler (Mexico)
  • silk embroidery on linen foundation.
  • Bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe.
  • 1941-69-122
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 3 images of this object.
  • Sampler (Mexico)
  • silk and linen embroidery, linen foundation.
  • Bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe.
  • 1941-69-128
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • Sampler (Mexico)
  • cotton embroidery on linen foundation.
  • Bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe.
  • 1941-69-131
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 3 images of this object.
  • Doily (Mexico)
  • cotton, glass beads.
  • Gift of A. Algara R. de Terreros.
  • 1923-45-16
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 3 images of this object.
  • Sampler (Mexico)
  • linen and silk embroidery, linen foundation.
  • Bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe.
  • 1941-69-132
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • Sampler (Mexico)
  • silk embroidery, glass beads, linen foundation.
  • Bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe.
  • 1941-69-135
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • Sampler (Mexico)
  • silk embroidery on linen foundation.
  • Bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe.
  • 1941-69-168
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • Sampler (Mexico)
  • silk embroidery, linen foundation.
  • Bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe.
  • 1941-69-189
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • Doily (Mexico)
  • cotton, glass beads.
  • Gift of A. Algara R. de Terreros.
  • 1923-45-17
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • Sampler (Mexico)
  • linen, silk, metal-wrapped silk core, glass beads.
  • Bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe.
  • 1941-69-190
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • Sampler (Mexico)
  • silk, glass beads, linen.
  • Bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe.
  • 1941-69-191
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • Sampler (Mexico)
  • silk and glass beads on silk foundation.
  • Bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe.
  • 1941-69-195
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • Sampler (Mexico)
  • silk and cotton embroidery, linen foundation.
  • Bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe.
  • 1941-69-199
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 4 images of this object.
  • Sampler (Mexico)
  • cotton, linen, and silk embroidery, glass beads, linen foundation.
  • Bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe.
  • 1941-69-228
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • Sampler (Mexico)
  • silk embroidery on linen foundation.
  • Bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe.
  • 1941-69-252
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 4 images of this object.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • Sampler (Mexico)
  • linen, silk.
  • Bequest of Emily Coe Stowell from the Coe Collection.
  • 1970-28-14
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • Sampler (Mexico)
  • linen, cotton.
  • Bequest of Emily Coe Stowell from the Coe Collection.
  • 1970-28-18
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 3 images of this object.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • Sampler (Mexico)
  • silk embroidery on linen foundation.
  • Bequest of Marian Hague.
  • 1971-50-155
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • Sampler (Mexico)
  • silk and linen embroidery on linen foundation.
  • Bequest of Marian Hague.
  • 1971-50-160
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 3 images of this object.
  • Sampler (Mexico)
  • silk embroidery on linen foundation.
  • Bequest of Marian Hague.
  • 1971-50-170
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 3 images of this object.
  • Sampler (Mexico)
  • silk on cotton.
  • Gift of Anonymous Donor from the Fraser/Martin Collection.
  • 1976-100-13
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • Sampler (Mexico)
  • silk and linen on linen.
  • Gift of Anonymous Donor from the Fraser/Martin Collection.
  • 1976-100-22
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • Sampler (Mexico)
  • silk, metal, and metal-wrapped silk embroidery on cotton foundation.
  • Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer.
  • 1981-28-337
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 4 images of this object.
  • Sampler (Mexico)
  • silk and metal embroidery on linen foundation.
  • Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer.
  • 1981-28-339
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • Sampler (Mexico)
  • glass beads, cotton.
  • Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer.
  • 1981-28-351
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • Sampler (Mexico)
  • glass beads, cotton.
  • Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer.
  • 1981-28-353
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • Sampler (Mexico)
  • glass beads, cotton.
  • Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer.
  • 1981-28-354
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • Sampler (Mexico)
  • glass beads, cotton.
  • Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer.
  • 1981-28-355
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.