Vintage American Hooked Rug BB3600
A mid 20th century example of american rugs set, having various polychrome striped tiles with scattered mushroom and seed-pearl tiles around a central rectangle within a brown border with mushroom and seed pearls.
Antique carpet hooking in the present form might have developed in North America. The story likes to repeat itself, thus primarily this humble craft constituted the domain of the poor. About 1830, when weaving centers began producing machine-made vintage looking rugs for the rich, the trend for floor coverings arose in the United States.
Less wealthy had to use their skill and imagination to transform whatever they had into valid utilitarian object. Having no access to thrums, resourceful American women took all kinds of fabric remnants and created imaginative and beautiful American hooked rugs.
A specialist rug dealer in oriental and western rugs and carpets, Doris Leslie Blau’s impressive collection of antique rugs include rare Turkish, Persian and Indian masterpieces, many of which date back to the Medieval Age. Some of these rugs are so rare that no more than a few exist in the entire world.
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