Yarn-Sewn Rug on Linen with Blue Jays

 

 



American, Found in New Jersey

c. 1840-1850

33 x 66 inches

Beautiful condition with majority of fringe remaining.

Exhibited: “Light From The Past”, Ramapo College, March 31-May 6, 2004.

Literature: Light From The Past, Early American Rugs from the Collection of Ronnie Newman, p. 28.

The Blue Jays were most likely copied from a printed source. For a brief discussion and photo of a watercolor of a Blue Jay see: Jan Whitlock, American Sewn Rugs: Their History With Exceptional Examples, pp. 43-44.

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