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Hawaiian Verse Sampler

1977.594 (RS112876)

Description

Square sampler worked in cross-stitch in red, green and purple silk on a bast fiber ground with two Hawaiian alphabets and an inscription.

Details

Maker
[name unknown], Hannah (Embroiderer)
Date
1844
Inscriptions
""Aole au e noho/ E hele ana au/ Ke aue ini/ Ha mea naauao"" ""Hannah*Kula*Hui*Wai"" ""1844"" (Hawaiian verse; maker's name and date)
Location of origin
Wailuku, HawaII
Associated Building
Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.).
Material
cross-stitching
embroidering
linen (material)
silk (textile)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
cross-stitching
embroidering
linen (material)
needlework (visual works)
Sampler
samplers (embroidery)
silk (textile)
Dimensions
8 x 7 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1977.594
Credit Line
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler
GUSN
49539

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