Mid-20th century Colorful American Hooked Wool Rug BB3578 12'1" × 14'9" $13,000
A mid 20th century American rug, having a vibrant tile pattern with playful flowers and abstract polychrome tiles within a colorful densely striped border.
Proliferating in regions where the winters were long, the climate cold and the economy limited, American hand hooked rugs were traditionally made by pulling a narrow strip of cut fabric up through a foundation material (typically burlap or linen) with a special tool. Settling in coastal New England and Canada, the fishermen, farmers and the womenfolk who emigrated from Northern Europe, brought with them traditional crafts and a common culture that led to the evolution of handmade antique rugs nyc that are now considered a significant category of American folk art. Motifs for American hooked vintage rugs and carpet were often inspired by the maker’s natural environment consisting of sea shells, fallen leaves, animals, the family dog, buildings, flowers, baskets, seascapes and landscape vignettes.
Mid-20th century Colorful American Hooked Wool Rug BB3578
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