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Sampler (Mexico), 1870

This is a Sampler. It was embroidered by Micaela Garsia. It is dated 1870 and we acquired it in 1981. Its medium is wool, silk, and cotton embroidery on cotton foundation and its technique is embroidered in cross stitch on plain weave foundation. It is a part of the Textiles Department department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled The Obsidian Serpent.

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

Its dimensions are

H x W: 64.8 x 70.5 cm (25 1/2 x 27 3/4 in.)

It is inscribed

Lo hizo Micaela Garsia año 1870

Cite this object as

Sampler (Mexico), 1870; Embroidered by Micaela Garsia ; wool, silk, and cotton embroidery on cotton foundation; H x W: 64.8 x 70.5 cm (25 1/2 x 27 3/4 in.); Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer; 1981-28-376

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