Vintage American Hooked Folk Art Rug Depicting George Washington 46899
Full of history and whimsy, this vintage American hooked rug features a charming stylized portrait of General George Washington riding his iconic white horse.
Vintage Hooked Folk Art Rug Depicting George Washington, Origin: America – This vintage American hooked rug features a historically rich depiction of a revolutionary General Washington drawn in a whimsical folk-art style. The most famous Founding Father is featured with his dandy hair, distinctive profile, ubiquitous tricorn and general’s overcoat while riding the iconic white horse that carried the general and led troops through the American Revolution. The simplistic stylized drawing has a childlike purity that captures the likeness of Washington in a perfectly American manner. Quirky folk art linear designs meander around the borders, which showcase a charming inscription and details that emphasize the rich texture of the hooked surface. Clear high-contrast colors, textural designs and mottled shading complement the nubbled shoe-peg loops that are synonymous with this uniquely American handcraft that pays homage to cultural traditions, history and country life.