Antique Hooked American Rug 2696


Size: 4 ft 5 in x 7 ft 9 in (1.35 m x 2.36 m)

This traditional American hooked rug features an earthy striped field flanked by a frame of stylized leaves arrange in a naturalistic and uniquely American composition.

Vibrant Antique American Hooked Rug, Country of origin: America, Circa date: Early 20th Century – Rug hooking is a tradition that goes back to the early Colonial days. The craft was once a way to use scraps of fabric and transform them into something useful. In the 1830s, it began to come into vogue and became viewed as an art form. It would continue to gain popularity through the Arts and Crafts period. The designs range from quaint and primitive to artistic works that fit into the Art Deco Era. Many pieces, like this one, show the influences of a range of stylistic movements.

This American hooked rug is from the 1920s and represents a time of transition in the world of art. The earthy rusts, browns, blues, and cream colors of this piece create a balanced feel. It will add charm to a room of neutrals with its spicy accents. The design is unique in that it uses a geometric pattern to create vertical motion. This will help to make a small space look longer or accentuate a narrower space.

The bold leaf motifs look as if they are superimposed on the background. The delicate, organic transitions of color used in the background serve as a backdrop for the splashy leaves. This creates contrast in the scale of the design and color, giving it an Art Deco-era feel. The piece has an Art Deco feel with its contrasting elements that are well-defined, but it still retains its folk-art quality in the background. This creates a feel that would go well in an Art Deco space where you want to keep the colors on the understated side, or it would complement an Arts and Crafts-style home with rich wood floors.

This rug would fit into a historic home, but its organic design and nature-inspired theme would also be an excellent addition to a contemporary space. It will give the room an earthiness and add balance to a neutral color scheme. You can learn more about this gorgeous piece by calling our team of collectible rug experts, and we will be happy to answer any questions you might have.

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