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Rug

Object Number: 
1937.966
Date: 
1840-1870
Medium: 
Wool, linen, cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 32 x 66 1/2 x 1/2 in. ( 81.3 x 168.9 x 1.3 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular woolen hooked rug with linen foundation; brown ground with dense beige, green, blue, and white floral pattern forming an oval at center and border of meandering vines with a floral spray in each corner; off-white cotton backing.
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group