English Needle Point BB8243 4'8" × 4'10" $3,000
This early 20th-century needlework rug represents classic English needlepoint craft. It was made by hand, using a sewing needle and wool yarn to create stitches on an open grid cotton fabric known as the “canvas.” This technique results in millions of individual stitches that provide an interesting visual and textural effect – needlepoint rugs are pile-less and have that slightly rustic character. This English needlework rug displays in the middle a medallion with a large bouquet of flowers embraced by stylized frame with further flowers sets and a solid black border. The design is rendered mostly in a serene palette of blues, light aqua-green, light yellow, olive green, green, light blush pink, light purple, lavender-blue, red and contrasting black accents.The gentle color palette emphasizes the idyllic character of the antique needlepoint rug.
English Needle Point BB8243