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Merklappen in de opvoeding van Friese meisjes, Waanders
Uitgevers, Zwolle/Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, 2004, text in
Dutch, extensive summaries of each chapter in English,
illustrated predominantly in colour, bibliography
Euro 30.-, ISBN 90 400 9016 5
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|This comprehensive and very
well illustrated publication deals with the extensive collection
of over 600 samplers in the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden
from the angle of the role they played in the education
of girls in the Province of Friesland in the
north of the Netherlands.
While many of the samplers can be related to different schools, it has only occasional proved possible to determine a given style of a given area, because different schoolmistresses brought their own styles with them, so that there can be big differences even beween samplers made in the same town. Some overall characteristics are noticeable, however.
Study of the
samplers reveals how domestic virtues were
inculcated in girls from an early age, the
motifs on samplers clearly reflecting this.
Darning samplers receive due coverage. The advent of the Berlin woolwork craze and its influence on samplers are described, as is the increasing standardization of samplers in the 19th century. This culminated in 1878, when a new act of parliament on elementary education imposed nationwide standardization on the teaching of needlework and finally put an end to the distinctive Frisian sampler. (Abstract sent by Pat Griffiths).
Fries, 1708, Initials DP
Collection of Textile Museum St.Gallen, Nr 20092
Sampler, Fries, 1744, name: Jetske Ians
Collection of Textile Museum St.Gallen,
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