H973.14.23 - Half-finished sampler

Catalogue Number
H973.14.23
Object Name
sampler
Culture
NORTH AMERICAN
Origin Country
USA
Dates/Period
1800s
Date
1800 to
General Artifact History

A needlework sampler is a piece of embroidery produced as a demonstration or test of skill in needlework. It often includes the alphabet, figures, motifs, decorative borders and sometimes the name of the person who embroidered it and the date. The word sampler is derived from the Latin ‘exemplum’ - an example.

Reference / Bibliography

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sampler_(needlework)

Physical Description
Sampler; beige linen; cross stitch in dark green, cream, rust brown; green border; heart, bird, and tree design; half-finished.
Material
LINEN
Parts
Artifact Part Height (cm) Length (cm) Width (cm) Depth (cm) Diameter (cm) Thickness (cm) Weight
42.20 18.70
Nomenclature
Department
History
Source
Hyatt, Jean