Vintage American Hooked Rug BB3254

Vintage American Hooked Rug Description:

A mid 20th century American hooked rug, the ivory field with an overall lozenge lattice formed of burgundy and olive linked circles and containing leafy flowerheads.

First American rugs were the hooked ones and the so-called rag vintage area 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 American antique oriental rugs.

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