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Maker(s) &
Production:

Unknown, production, Egypt, Mamluk

Production
Note:

The patterns found on this sampler are very close to those found on fragments of clothing and household linen of a similar date.

Category:

embroidery

Name:

sampler

Other Name:

spot motif sampler

Date:

circa 1401 circa 1501

Period:

15th century

Description:

Linen sampler embroidered with polychrome silks (mainly blue and red) in pattern darning and running stitch. One edge has a selvedge the others are either damaged or incomplete. The sampler is mounted on a linen backing. There is a great variety of patterns present on this sampler including a repertoire of 'X' and 'S' interlacing patterns, geometrical motifs and bands as 'spot motifs'.

Technique(s):

weaving; whole
embroidering; whole; pattern darning and running stitch

Material(s):

linen; whole; ground
silk; whole; red, blue, black, green, yellow, pink, brown

Technique
Description:

Linen sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in pattern darning and running stitch. One edge has a selvedge the others are either damaged or incomplete. The sampler is mounted on a linen backing.

Dimension(s):

length, max, 37, cm
width, max, 30, cm

Acquisition:

given; ; Wace, A. J. B., Professor

Acquisition Credit:

given by Professor A.J.B. Wace

Documentation:

Humphrey, Carol. 1997. Fitzwilliam Museum Handbooks, Samplers.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. 12
Publ. No. 1

Accession:

Object Number: T.166-1946
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 110901; input: 2004-11-05; modified: 2015-05-20)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/110901





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