A Large Pictorial Hooked Rug

 

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American, Probably Maine

Dated, "1937"

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.

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