Maria Ana Coronado  
Mexico; 1841  
Cotton, silk 
Bequest of Donald H. Kerchner 2021.0012.001 

Maria Ana Coronado worked her dechado (sampler) as an embroidered demonstration of her education. Integrating techniques and motifs from Europe and Indigenous textile traditions, girls and young women created distinctive samplers that followed a specific lesson sequence. Maria Ana began her dechado with lomillo (cross-stitch) and ended with elaborate calado (drawn work).