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
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.
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.