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Sampler (Mexico)

This is a Sampler. It was embroidered by Clodia Altamirano. It is dated 1870 and we acquired it in 1981. Its medium is wool embroidery on cotton foundation and its technique is embroidered in long-armed cross, cross, and double running stitches on plain weave foundation. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer. It is credited Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 77.5 x 76.2 cm (30 1/2 x 30 in.)

It is inscribed

De mano de Elodia Altamirano año de 1870

Cite this object as

Sampler (Mexico); Embroidered by Clodia Altamirano ; wool embroidery on cotton foundation; H x W: 77.5 x 76.2 cm (30 1/2 x 30 in.); Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer; 1981-28-375

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