Antique American Hooked Rug, Country of Origin: American, Circa Date: 1920 – This antique American rug features a pattern of tessellated, diamond-shaped tiles, their edges jagged and worked tightly together like a jigsaw puzzle. The figures are shaded in earthy tones from a pale wheat yellow to a coffee brown, colored seemingly at random and separated by black line-work. Many of the tiles are decorated with dashed lines, which create a map-like appearance across the antique American hooked rug. Some tiles bear red flowers or tri-fold fronds, and others hold lovely pink flowers on green, leafy stems. In this beautiful antique rug we find a light border of curling leaves, each touching the next, encircles the pattern, leading to a dark brown background.