Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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herringbone sample
  • Guatemala or Spain
  • herringbone sample, 1839
  • Where object was made: Guatemala or Spain
  • silk thread on linen, cross-stitching, embroidering
  • Paper Type: cross, herringbone, running, straight;
  • Object Height/Width: 28 x 14 cm
    Object Height/Width: 11 x 5 1/2 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.6824

Sampler with horizontal bands of geometric and floral motifs. The two widest bands are at the top under an inscription in red. The top band depicts blue flowers in a checkerboard grid. The one beneath has yellow crosses in a checkerboard grid. The bands continue to decrease in size toward the bottom. Colors include blue, cream, pink, and yellow, on cream.