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Eighteenth Century Sampler from Mexico

Late 18th century sampler from Mexico. Late 18th century sampler from Mexico. Copyright Victoria and Albert Museum, London, acc. no. T.91-1954.

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London houses a sampler from Mexico that dates to the late eighteenth century. The ground material is linen and the embroidery is worked in gilt and coloured silks, and with spangles. The sampler measures 12 x 15.25 cm.

Techniques that are used include couching and a variety of stitches, such as the long and short stitch, outline stitch, satin stitch, stem stitch, and French knots.

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

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