Antique American Hooked Rug, early twentieth century. Antique American hooked rugs are prized for their rustic charm, but rarely do they attain the primitive power and honesty of this charming example. The field is little more than a variegated study in brown with subtle highlights in various other colors. But here the balance between rich color and the nubby, tactile texture of the fibers is pure perfection. The borders are simple bands of contrasting tan with series of multi-colored flowers, adding a touch of folksy décor along side the chromatic expressionism of the field.
Size: 2. ft 03 in x 12 ft 06 in (0.69 m x 3.81 m)