Salome Kriebel circa 1834-1840
Salome was born 1823 in Worcester Township, Montgomery County in Pennsylvania. Her mother, Rosina Schultz Kriebel made a sampler in 1809 and Rosina’s sisters, Christina and Maria both, stitched two samplers each dated 1798 and 1801. The sampler featured above is Salome’s second sampler, her first one being made in 1838. She followed her mother and her aunts examples in making two samplers. Salome’s sampler features some mid 19th motifs that show a transition from the traditional Schwenkfelder style to the more universally popular Berlin work. Her sisters, Maria and Rosina stitched samplers as well and all three girls used motifs from their mothers sampler. One common feature on the three sisters samplers is the use of English script lettering.
Salome died in 1891.
From the collection of the Schwenfelder Library, accession no.1919.01.02
Size: Measures 8"x 9.5" (20cm x 24cm)
Thread Count: Worked on 40 count (16 thr/cm) linen.
Recommended Level: Beginner
Cost: $49.00 with silk, cht. $22.00
Categories: , Pennsylvania German, Miniatures
All prices are in US Dollars.