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Shirred Rug

Description

Rectangular; central panel with large medallion with leaves and birds, enclosed by wide end- and narrow side- borders patterned with leaves on variegated ground; worked in shades of pink, red, beige and green in wool and cotton on linen ground; backed with brown canvas.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1860
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
cotton (textile)
linen (material)
shirring
wool (textile)
Object type
Floor Covering
Descriptive terms
Cotton
cotton (textile)
Linen
linen (material)
RUG
rugs
Shirred
shirring
Wool
wool (textile)
Accession Number
1991.217
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2196

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