Folk Art Hooked Rug with Barbershop Quartet Motif, Country Of Origin: United States, Circa Date: Mid 20th Century — True to its American origins, this rug depicts a lively street scene that captures a distinct spirit of camaraderie. With a simple sepia background, the folk art rug allows the foreground to speak for itself. A traditional barbershop quartet is seen standing on the streets, with a street lamp gracing the space behind them. The four gentlemen seem to come from all walks of life, but they are united through their passion for singing. Their open mouths and smiling faces imply that they may already be well into singing their song in the piece.