Vintage Hooked Rug BB4339
Vintage Hooked Rug Description:
A mid 20th century hooked antique rug, with light beige and brown triangle motif tiles alternating with tiles containing delicate floral motifs within a solid dark brown stripe.
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. Cheap rag rugs and hooked rugs in NYC 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 vintage rug shop Making”, these home-made textiles were first brought to Scotland by the Vikings, later to spread throughout the entire country.