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Pictorial Sampler. Name, place and date on top, in Spanish, surrounded by a floral border. The majority of the sampler is given over to geometric and floral needlework patterns with animals (birds, horses, chickens, monkey, dogs), and people. Cream ground, polychromatic threads.
needlework (visual works)
""Hecho por Maria De La/Luz Eligia Alvarez/ Puebla Enero/18 de 1851"" ""Made by Maria de la Luz Eligia Alvarez, Puebla, January 18, 1851"" (Embroidered)
Alvarez, Maria de la Luz Elegia (Embroiderer)
10 1/2 x 15 (HxW) (inches)
Gift from Miss Mary C. Wheelwright