Antique American Hooked Rug With Black Jaguar Pictorial Scene 2358

Size: 3 ft 7 in x 5 ft 7 in (1.09 m x 1.7 m)

The rich color and in exotic pictorial subject matter of this extraordinary antique American hooked rug are simply off the charts.

Magnificent and quite Unusual Antique American Hooked Rug With Black Jaguar Pictorial Scene, Country Of Origin: America, Circa date: 1900Antique American hooked rugs typically have simple geometric designs or pictorial imagery steeped in homespun primitive charm. This example, however, is off the charts in its quality of drawing and design, its use of rich color, and in its exotic subject matter. A black jaguar or panther crawls stealthily across a bough, growling in defiance. He is surrounded by lush tropical leaves and flowers rendered in saturated pungent tones of orange, red, green, and mauve, against the cool lavender aubergine ground. This antique American hooked rug would be a remarkable painting. As an American vernacular or folk art rug it is simply incomparable.

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