Antique American Ingrain Rug, Country of Origin: United States of America, Circa: 19th Century – A beautifully unique and immediately recognizable weaving style, Ingrains rugs, or simply Ingrains, represent a singular development in the world of artisanal weaving. This exquisite antique Ingrain flat weave has an allover patter of segmented,eight-pointed stars extended end to end in all directions. The intervening spaces of small diamonds and diamond-filled squares are accented in contrasting tones of red and dark blue. This sophisticated patterning takesa different turn toward the edges, where only half of the individual star forms comprise the repeating element. Visually this makes the edges functions omething like a border. This piece is an eloquent testament to the brilliance of traditional American design. A wonderful Ingrain rug, this charming example beautifully showcases some of that style’s more important and finer points. A unique and exciting antique carpet, this 19th century American Ingrain is a beautiful and exceptional work.