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This object is eligible for a Certificate of BADA Provenance

A finely worked sampler contained within a floral border and with a painstakingly worked long, religious text, embroidered with coloured silks on loosely woven wool tammy.

Such long texts illustrate the importance of female literacy evident in many mid 18th century samplers.

Attitudes towards female education are reflected on samplers which were seen not only as a method of improving skill with a needle but of educating the young in the subjects of morality, religious instruction and literature.

Dimensions

Framed Size. 15 x 14 ins.
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