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P. La Sent. Ysa... sampler
  • Guatemala
  • P. La Sent. Ysa... sampler, circa 1838
  • Where object was made: Guatemala
  • cotton thread, metal thread, cotton, embroidering
  • Paper Type: chain, cross, eyelet, satin, stem; cut
  • Object Height/Width: 68.58 x 36.83 cm
    Object Height/Width: 27 x 14 1/2 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.6823

Sampler is divided into thirds. Lower third is an overall design using drawn techniques. Middle third shows eight different blocks demonstrating different techniques-all geometric, with a rectangle in the center. The upper third is floral with decorative borders. An oval in the top center has an inscription (possibly memorial) and a winged figure/putto on either side. Below is a foliate motif with a bow, between two baskets of flowers. There is a butterfly to the left of the oval and a bird to the right. Colors include blues, brown, grays, greens, pink, red, white, and yellow on white.