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Rug: squares w/knotted work in star design

Object Number: 
INV.11817
Date: 
1860-1890
Medium: 
Wool
Dimensions: 
Overall: 47 x 21 x 3/4 in. ( 119.4 x 53.3 x 1.9 cm )
Marks: 
handwritten in ink: on paper "NADELMAN Collection" label attached to object: "2850 / Am."
Description: 
Rectangular runner composed of 18 blocks of black wool fabric, each with a single star with thick, two-color pile outline and small pompom at center; with feather-stitching along seams, and green croqueted border and multi-colored tassels on each each short side.
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, 1937
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group