This piece of embroidery is a traveling scene of a woman and child. There is a combination of mediums because the faces and hands of the figures are made of paper and ink while the rest of the piece is embroidered using thread. This piece was completed on perforated paper, also known as punch paper. This method commonly had the drawing pre-printed onto the punch paper. This made the process of embroidery quicker. Since this piece is framed it suggests that it was hung on the walls as decoration. Embroidery was commonly done by young women and a piece like this would have been a great way to demonstrate their skill in needlepoint. Also, the creator stiched her name and completion date onto the bottom of the piece as many women her age would have done. It states "Worked by Miss Matilda Weirich 1973." This piece is unique among the museum's collection because it is framed, the style with the multi-media, and size.
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Gift Of Hanish, Joseph And Hanish, C. Beryl
Weirich, Miss MatildaHanish, Joseph and Hanish, C. Beryl