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Collection: Berta Frey Collection
Object Id Number: 86.1.300
Object Name: Sampler
Description: Very long, narrow sampler. Narrow, multicolored, horizontal bands show a variety of overshot patterns. Two selvedges and two knotted fringed ends. Hand basted pocket at one end.

Warp threads are ecru linen, three ply Z twist. Binding and plain weave weft is a fine, two ply S twist yellow cotton yarn. Pattern weft varies in color and type, predominantly two ply heavy wool or wool-like synthetic in purple, mauve, grey, brown, buff, blue, "gold" rose and green.
Subjects: Natural Fiber - Linen (Udf1)
Three ply S twist (Udf2)
Woven - Overshot (Udf3)
None (Udf4)
Fiber or Yarn dyed (Udf5)
Geometric (Udf6)
Man-Made Fiber - Unknown (Udf7)
Multiple plys and twists (Udf8)
Woven - Plain weave (Udf9)
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