17th Century white work from Marken
This whitework sampler is from the island of Marken in what used to be the Zuider sea in the Netherlands. Finely worked with linen thread using cut work, needleweaving, wrapped bars, dove's eyes, hemstitching and a great picot edge in Dutch called muizen tandjes (mouse teeth. The family mark is stitched at the bottom in red, marks wre used before most families had a last name and they would sign using this mark. Marken was an important fishing village in it's early days and the women used these bands on their clothing, bedding and household items.
Size: 18" x19" conservation mounted
All prices are in US Dollars.