Useful Hours: Needlework and Painted Textiles from Southern California Collections

Art, Textiles
Eunice Hooper "Sampler," 1790.
Photo courtesy Collection of Karin and Jonathan Fielding/Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens Eunice Hooper "Sampler," 1790.

View the impressively intricate needlework of young women from the late 18th and early 19th centuries. See 29 wonderfully detailed artifacts of this understated craft including samplers, coats of arms, family trees, mourning pitcutres, pocketbooks and narrative textiles as examples of the women's craftsmanship during this rich period in American History. It’s a unique history lesson that's not to miss.


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