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Do Bears Chart

Do Bears Chart

Code: 999186

Design Size 18½" x 17¼" (47cm x 44cm) when worked on 32 count Linen fabric over 2 fabric threads.

Throughout the 17th Century, Dutch samplers, particularly those from the provinces of Groningen, Friesland and North Holland, often featured their own very distinctive form of the Tree of Life. The trunk was symbolic of force (the father) and the foliage of abundance (the mother) whilst the whole tree, with its cyclic nature, stood for renewal and immortality. Opposing pairs of birds were almost always perched around the branches as a reminder of the life eternal.

The creatures found in this sampler would also have had their own symbolic meanings at that time. These are:

  • Bears - strength (male), protection at all costs (female)
  • Butterflies - joy, pleasure and playfulness
  • Dogs - fidelity, loyalty and watchfulness
  • Hares - meekness and timidity
  • Snails - sloth and idleness
  • Squirrels - mischief
  • Stags - longevity, gentleness and pride

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