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“Let Love Be Your Guide” (SOLD)

“Let Love Be Your Guide”  (SOLD)

Love Rug

The sentiment expressed by James and Mercedes Hutchinson in this hooked rug resonates with everyone romantically inspired. The warm color tones and the movement within the design elements compliment the theme making this piece of folk art one of the best!


Dimensions: 30 x 52 1/2 inches mounted
Date / Circa: 1925-45
Maker / Origin: James and Mercedes Hutchinson, New England
Medium: Wool and cotton on burlap
Miscellaneous: Provenance: Collection of Burton and Helaine Fendelman; Private California Collection. Exhibited: The Museum of American Folk Art, NYC, "Hooked Rugs in the Folk Art Tradition", 1974, illustrated in the catalogue, fig. 36. Literature: Kopp, American Hooked and Sewn Rugs, Folk Art Underfoot, p. 111, fig. 187; Emmerling, American Country, A Style and Source Book, p. 66; Linsley, Hooked Rugs, An American Folk Art, p. 86.

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