This rare sampler (about 15 are known from the school) was worked by a young liberated African girl who was
probably kidnapped from Yoruba Africa (now Nigeria), rescued from a slave ship and sent to the English missionary
school in the mountain village of Bathurst in Sierra Leone, Africa. There she was given her English name “Elizabeth
Ba??gett”. Except for the small hole in her English name the condition and colors are quite good. The moving and
gentle verse adds to its charm.
(“IFE” was a popular female name in Yoruba that means "love".)
STEPHEN & CAROL HUBER