Many of its samplers have a pair of very large birds, sometimes the predominant motif but also accompanied by other major elements. I am not sure where the pattern originated or what sort of birds they are but they are certainly distinctive.
These are some of the samplers - all come from around the town of Carmarthen and there are many links which can be recognised.
I have more of these on file and they will appear when I manage to digitalise the images.
|This beauty has everything, the house which is seen on many samplers from Carmarthen, also the shepherd and shepherdess and right at the top, not very distinct in this picture, cupids with bows and arrows!|
|Sorry about this awful picture, this is my sampler which comes from a village just north of Carmarthen called Bronydd Arms. It too has the cupids and also some picturesque red ruins which can be found on other samplers from this area.|
|This one has a border of leaves and acorns, much favoured on Carmarthen samplers.|
|This sampler is very similar to the first without the house, but has a version of the bluebell trees.|