Beautiful Small Size Antique Hooked Rug, Origin: America, Circa Date: Early 20th Century – Consisting of a beautiful, classic diamond grid filled by ruffled elements with multi-colored undulating stripes set against a cocoa tan background, this exciting little antique American hooked rug is really a delightful piece. Drawn with much more precision and calculation than most rugs of this type, this example is remarkable for its thought-provoking combination of abstract geometry and an almost bio-morphic fluidity. The cool cocoa ground provides and effective setting for the lovely palette of soft greens, red, and ivory. All in all, this specific hooked antique American rug is truly a distinctive and delightful example, equally enjoyable for its free treatment of form as well as for its history.
The hooked rug is the most distinctive and well-known type of antique rugs from the United States of American. Native to the north-east, the style has its origins in the mid-19th Century. During this time, making the antique American hooked rugs was a popular and an inexpensive way to make rugs from household scraps, and the rugs aided in keeping homes warm in the cold winters.
The designs of these iconic area rugs vary greatly, from stripes, to pictorial scenes, to floral or geometric motifs, and many have patriotic themes. Unlike the “regular” hand knotted pile rugs, these folk art rugs are made from pulling fibers through a canvas base, making these rugs flat on the bottom and giving them an uneven pile. These attributes make hooked rugs great for hanging as tapestries, in addition to using them on the floor.
This charming antique American hooked rug is a wonderful example of American handcraft. It has a transitional look and feel and could work in wide range of home decorating styles. It would, without a doubt, lend a rustic touch of Americana to any interior!