Vintage Hooked Rug BB3321

Vintage Hooked Rug Description:

A second quarter 20th century hooked antique rug, the field with densely stacked polychrome stripes within a broad brown border with bold leafy gold, brown and red vinery.

Cultures all over the world have always had ways of reusing materials since their production in the past required much more effort, time and, relatively, money than today. Rag vintage area rugs and hooked area rugs are paramount examples of traditional recycling. They were (and still are) made from discarded clothes, leftover scraps or clippings of fabric. Little do we know about the craft before the end of the 18th century. According to Jenni Stuart-Anderson, the author of “Rag area rug Making”, these home-made textiles were first brought to Scotland by the Vikings, later to spread throughout the entire country.

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