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Spanish Style Sampler From Mexico

Sampler from Mexico, dated 1860. Sampler from Mexico, dated 1860. Copyright Victoria and Albert Museum, London, acc. no. T.54-1931.

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London houses a sampler from Mexico that is dated to 1860. The ground material is linen and the embroidery is worked in cotton and silk. The embroideress is Rosa Maria Vasconcelos (born 1800). The sampler includes geometric shapes, following Spanish traditions. The sampler measures 40 x 38.1 cm.

The sampler contains motifs carried out in cross stitch, flame stitch and satin stitch. There is also some drawn thread work. The inscription reads LO HISO ROSA MARI / A VASCONCELDS AGOS / TO 23 DE 1860 

V&A online catalogue (retrieved 3 October 2016).


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