SAMPLER FRAGMENT
Medieval Middle Eastern Cross Stitch Embroidery, graphed by Rosemary Stecher (Mathilde Eschenbach)


Chart for Cross Stitch Embroidery

Blue, yellow and green silk on linen. Greek stitch.
Egypt, Mamluk period (mid 13th-early 14th century, radiocarbon date 128540)
It is not apparent from the single repeat of the motif worked in green,
but when spaced properly, this is a counterchange pattern.

Ellis, Marianne Embroideries and Samplers from Islamic Egypt. Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2001. #35 (p. 53).




































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