IRS 1738 A GERMAN SAXON SAMPLER
This splendid early German sampler was probably made in Saxony, and features
a very stylized rendition of Adam and Eve, quite similar to those depicted on
other early German samplers, including one other reproduced by The Scarlet
Letter, signed JCS
and dated 1707
On the left side of the sampler, numerous pattern bands are precisely worked, as an exercise before using similar patterns to decorate ribbons, towels, cuffs, pillow vases, and other household textiles. The original sampler was stitched reversibly in regular cross stitch. Popular symbols depict the Lamb of God, Moses receiving the Ten Commandments on a tablet from an angel, wreaths encircling initials, and a curious little owl, perched on a leafy plant beside Adam, under the Tree of Life. The original sampler retains its very well-preserved color on both sides. Stitches used are cross and double running (back stitch).
Linen: 35 COUNT
Finished size: 15-3/4" X 16"
Skill level: ANY
Kit with cotton floss: $61.00
Kit with silk floss: $120.00
Graph only: $15.00