Hooked Rug, America, Early 20th Century – This superb antique American hooked rug is an artful record of the country’s humble cultural patterns, which often appear in quilts, folk-art textiles and across different mediums. The lively patchwork-style pattern starts with a simple red block. This unassuming starting point becomes the center for a dramatic series of radiant lozenges. These concentric figures depict a series of solid color blocks that repeat in a sequential order as the pattern fades into the corners. These repeating squares showcase a timeless assortment of somber browns, grays and lively accent colors that have a warm, rustic and uniquely American style.