This beautifully worked band sampler is a classic of the period. It is heavily embellished from top to bottom
with a myriad on intricate stitches and further enhanced red highlights and colorful bands of complex motifs on
a dark linen background.
It is over 300 years old and when made was not intended to be framed. It was rolled up and kept as an example
of stitches to be referenced for future projects or teaching. It is all worked in reversible stitch; the back
is identical to the front, and has a salvage on all four sides, meaning it was never a larger sampler.
Band samplers with long skinny formats and no decorative surrounding boarder were popular both in England and America
in the 17th century. Later samplers tended to be wider and not so finely worked.
Silk on linen: 18 ½" x 9" sight, 21 ½" x 12" framed.
STEPHEN & CAROL HUBER
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