Hand Made Hooked Rug Antique Wool and Rags American Folk Art
Very old, antique hand made Hooked Wool Rug. The hooker used fabric remnants that where on hand in the home to create this quaint folk art rug. It has some issues but that is to be expected on such an old piece. There is plenty of pile left. The rug backing has become so stiff that it is splinting in some places. Some the multi colored yellow and black rag strands that make up the center motif and fill around parts of the flowers I believe is cotton. In the center is the most problematic split. The rag fibers are coming unraveled. There are a few other smaller areas about the rug that show some unraveling as well. Someone place a black panel on the back to slow down the unraveling. The black border has some brown areas that must have been use to fill in when the black yarns ran out. (happen in rug making). So the black border is non-symmetrical. Even without restoration it will display nicely on the floor of a low foot traffic area.
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