American Hooked with Overlapping Ring Hand Knotted Wool Rug BB7416 3'3" × 12'0" $25,000
An early 20th century pair of American hooked carpets, the first having unusual wavy brown stripes for the field around a vertical column of overlapping rings in red, beige and blue tones; the second is similar but with a slightly brighter palette.
First American rugs were the hooked ones and the so-called rag rugs. Both types are perfect examples of traditional recycling as they repurpose the used material scraps and fabric clippings, giving them a new life in the form of antique carpets. There is no need to point out that early American settlers had to be extremely resourceful. Wasting precious yarn, which has been applied for knitting and weaving, was out of question. Instead, the tradition of using all kinds of fabric remnants evolved and contributed to the creation of American vintage area rugs.
American Hooked with Overlapping Ring Hand Knotted Wool Rug BB7416