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Hooked rag rug

American
18th century


Dimensions

145 x 152 cm (57 1/16 x 59 13/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 1.52 x 1.45

Accession Number

19.566

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Into a foundation of heavy burlap, rags are hooked, in a design with a light brown star as a center, surrounded by concentric circles of red, gray, blue, brown, and purple diamonds. The background is dull black. In the corners are bunches of red and purple roses. Narrow bands of gray and red border the rug.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson