Sampler
Sampler
Sampler
Sampler


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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Samplers ➔ Sampler

Identifier:
114026
Description:
This piece is a Dutch embroidery sampler. It was created by a "S C Vandenberg". Samplers generally were made by young women as a test or demonstration of their skill in needlepoint. This piece would have most likely been a demonstration because it has a phrase stitched onto the piece. When the Dutch phrase is translated to english it reads "He who can read this must be wise, God, knows, all, God hears all, God sees all, God, rules, all."  A phrase like this would have been used to encourage "proper" thought and behavior among the viewers. A religious phrase is commonly seen on samplers as well. Along with the phrase she stitched the date  "Dec. 15, 1867" which could possibly be the date of the completion. She cross-stitched blue and gold thread onto a loose weaved cotton fabric. A piece of this size and style commonly would have been framed and hung on the wall so more people could see her work. This sampler is one of the only pieces in the museum's collection with Dutch lettering making it stand out. 
Date:
1865 – 1869
Materials:
Cotton
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift Of Vander Kooy, Peter
Rights:

Makers/Donors
s C Vandenberg

Vander Kooy, Peter
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