American, Probably Maine
Wool and cotton rags on burlap
84 ½" x 84 ½"
Mounted for display. Cleaned, small areas of repair.
This cheerful and lively hooked rug reflects the peaceful simplicity of rural life, with a blooming garden, blue-curtained red house, doves nesting, barn and Ford parked in the drive. The author of this piece placed the date on the canoe, whose oars dip into the water.
Provenance: Collection of Kristina Barbara Johnson
Exhibited: American Folk Art Museum, “The Great Cover-Up: American Rugs on Beds, Tables, and Floors,” June 5-September 9, 2007.