13'1" × 21'10"
An early 20th century American Hooked antique carpet, the cream field dominated by a playful and colorful enlarged bouquet within a leafy vinery frame.
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 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 vintage area rugs.