Hooked bed rug (fragment)

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Description

This beautiful and bright needlework panel is one of two pieces in the collection that have been cut from the same larger textile.

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This beautiful and bright needlework panel is one of two pieces in the collection that have been cut from the same larger textile. They have been identified as being part of a needlework bed rug. Bed rugs are rare forms of American folk art and very few examples are known to exist in America. The initials ‘H.M.C’ and the date ‘1833’ have been worked into the top corner; it is not known what these indicate, but they could be the initials of the person who made the rug, or for whom it was made, and the date of production. The floral decorations – bluebells, roses, and carnations – have all been sewn with a needle holding six strands of yarn.

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Dated

1833

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Materials

» wool (yarn)
» linen (material)

Technique

» hooking
» embroidering

Production place

» United States of America

Collection

» Textile Collection

Object number

1960.243.b

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