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Sampler: T.88-1938

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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Kriekaar, Jannetie




Linen spot motif sampler embroidered in polychrome silks in cross-stitch. Three edges are hemmed and there is a selvedge at the top left side. The sampler consists of a large number of detached motifs including flowerpots, furniture, animals (parrots, deer, dog, wolf, birds), trees, vines, a mermaid, a sailboat, and a townhouse and 'Solomon's Temple'. The thirty-nine motifs are enclosed in a narrow border with a secondary border along the bottom of conventional bird motifs and a selection of buildings.


History note: Bought at the Royal School of Needlework, March 1938 for £4.40

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Mrs H.A. Longman

Measurements and weight

Length: 49.25 cm
Length: 1'7.5/8 ft
Width: 50.75 cm
Width: 1'8.3/4 ft

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1938) by Longman, H. A., Mrs


18th Century
Production date: AD 1764

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Materials used in production

ground Linen
polychrome Silk

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Linen spot motif sampler embroidered in polychrome silks in cross-stitch. Three edges are hemmed and there is a selvedge at the top left side.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: embroidered in polychrome silk thread

  • Text: IANNE tIe KAAR
  • Location: Top half of the sampler between the deer and fruitbowl
  • Method of creation: Embroidery
  • Type: Name

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.88-1938
Primary reference Number: 110819
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 7 February 2024 Last processed: Wednesday 7 February 2024

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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