Sampler

Linen worked with silk thread; long-and-short, split, stem, back, tent, cross, and satin stiches | 70.8 x 26.4cm | 1656

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Band samplers comprise neatly worked rows of patterns suitable for repeating motifs or figural motifs on the long narrow strip of linen canvas. This is the most common type of extant seventeenth-century sampler, and its standard format was establishe...
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