Hawaiian Verse Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1844

GUSN

GUSN-49539

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

Descriptive Terms

samplers (embroidery)
needlework (visual works)
cross-stitching
embroidering
linen (material)
silk (textile)
Sampler

Inscription

""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)

Associated Building

Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.),

Maker

[name unknown], Hannah (Embroiderer)

Location of Origin

Wailuku, HawaII

Dimensions

8 x 7 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler

Accession Number

1977.594