Mexico, mid-19th Century Silk on linen. Needlework from Mexico often was a practical stitch and pattern record of high quality which demonstrated multiple techniques and were not meant to be framed. The layout and overall appearance was left to the whim of the student and frequently the piece was left unfinished. European teachers and nuns taught wealthy Mexican girls or girls training for the convent. Note in the alphabet the added “lll, ñ, and missing w.”
Condition: This is a typical oblong piece with some staining and some stitch loss. The piece is not dated. Two undecipherable names appear under the alphabet.
Dimensions: Height 6 3/4” Width 15”