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Mexican Sampler ~ circa 1785 ~ Textiles; embroidery ~ Linen plain weave with silk and metallic thread embroidery, drawn work, needle lace, and sequins ~ LACMA Collections ~ This eighteenth century Spanish colonial example illustrates the common format that consisted of a long narrow strip of linen or cotton decorated with horizontal border patterns that divided the sampler into quadrants filled with random motifs.

Mexico, circa Linen plain weave with silk and metallic thread embroidery, drawn work, needle lace, and sequins

Terry Dryden Needlework Designs - Color Texture Stitch

Terry Dryden Needlework Designs - Color Texture Stitch - Baroque Diamonds and some new poppies

19th C Mexico.   Spot sampler with many fanciful figures, animals and floral motifs. Some motifs are careful copies from pattern books and some are originals by the maker or creatively interpreted - notably the figures across the center. Name in upper left quadrant: Bonita cro(?)Reyes.

19th C Mexico. Spot sampler with many fanciful figures, animals and floral motifs. Some motifs are careful copies from pattern books and some are originals by the maker or creatively interpreted - notably the figures across the center. Name in upper left quadrant: Bonita cro(?)Reyes.

The upper right and lower left quadrants contain 2/2 straight left twill weaves. The upper left quadrant is an 8-end crepe and the lower right quadrant is a granite weave

The upper right and lower left quadrants contain straight left twill weaves. The upper left quadrant is an crepe and the lower right quadrant is a granite weave

Borduren op papier

Borduren op papier

Quadrant-borduren

Quadrant-borduren

Quadrant borduren

Quadrant borduren