Rare and Unique Burns Family Needlework Samplers Repatriated to Scotland

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Rereading the article, it has been discovered that it speaks about the return of two rare needlework samplers, considered to have been embroidered by Robert Burns’s mother and sister, to the poet’s birthplace. The samplers were part of a private collection in the south of England and were brought back to Alloway, Scotland for conservation by the National Trust for Scotland (NTS). The samplers are significant as they provide insight into the lives of Burns’s closest female relatives. Additionally, they have an interesting history, having been part of the “Scottish Exhibition” in Glasgow in 1911. The NTS is planning to conserve and display the samplers for the public to enjoy.

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