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USA

pattern: Home , small farm or big mension sometimes with the all village , the church,.

Colour : very saturated

Complete alphabet is rare

EARLIEST APPEARANCE OF VARIOUS DESIGNS

THE EARLIEST SAMPLER KNOWN IN THE VARIOUS STATES

Laura Bower Sampler USA 1815
Germany

Pastel colors

Linear vertical structure , each element being separated by a geometrical motif.

Symbolic motifs ( apple tree , life tree, Adam &Eve, many biblical symbols..)

Very sophisticated alphabet letters.

German sampler
France

Almost always a complete alpahabet.

Most of the time letters are stitched in red.

It's usual to have the name of the young girl and often the name of her village stitched on the sampler.

french sampler 1878
 
 
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