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The Covenanting Wars 'The Killing Time'

Commemorative sampler

Period:
19th Century
Description:

An embroidered sampler commemorating the erection of the monument in Wigtown that is dedicated to the Wigtown Martyrs, executed there in 1658.

 

The monument was erected in 1858, and this piece was probably sewn around the same time.  Although somewhat faded, the text was originally embroidered in gold or deep yellow with intermittent use of dark green within the border pattern.

Materials/Media:
silk thread, linen
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
WIWMS:2006.21
Digital Number:
SRTX006a-c
Creation Date:
1858
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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