We are told from the stitcher "AR 1879 was embroidered in Europe, most likely in a Catholic convent school in Italy. The church motif is found on numerous Italian samplers. Red samplers are joyful. Add blue and it is perfection! The distinctive striped tiger caught my attention at first. Dogs, birds, and a smaller cat reside on the sampler. The Chris-cross begins each alphabet row. The Arma Christi, or Instruments of the Passion are portrayed including Veronica’s Veil. A charming checkered cartouche surrounds the maker’s initials and date. There are a multitude of similar samplers in Italian museum collections, along with museums in Belgium, Spain and the United States of America."
Stitch count is 227 high x 757 wide
This pattern is stitched on 40 count Vintage Chantilly Creme from Lakeside Linen using Needlepoint Silk. Please check the boxes above to add these items to your order.