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Hooked rug

Object Number: 
1944.207
Date: 
1840-1870
Medium: 
Wool, linen
Dimensions: 
Overall: 29 1/4 x 57 1/2 x 1/2 in. ( 74.3 x 146 x 1.3 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular, yarn sewn woolen hooked rug with cut pile and linen foundation; stylized floral motif with cruciform arrangement of "flowers" in pink and shades of brown at center of beige ground, with a floral spray in each corner and a blue meandering vine above and below; natural homespun linen backing and narrow, pleated light brown woolen ruffle on all sides.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this rug was purchased by the donor from the "Sun Dent(?) Shop."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group