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Applique and Needlework Rug

Description

Applique and needlework rug with alternating ground blocks of taupe wool and navy blue felt. It has stylized floral and foliate scroll needlework on a applique border with flowers at each corner. The center has a large blue ground with a stylized tree-like flower at the center with balanced floral designs at either side. Including a red flower and green leaf applique and embroidered flowers. It has loose and dense curly self-fringe in brown and grey yarn. It is backed in a heavy cotton canvas, with burlap in the center.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1830-1840
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
appliqué (technique)
embroidering
felt (textile)
needlepoint (needleworking)
wool (textile)
yarn
Object type
Floor Covering
Descriptive terms
Appliqued
appliqué (technique)
Embroidered
embroidering
Felt
felt (textile)
Floral
floral patterns
Foliate
foliation (pattern)
needlepoint (needleworking)
Needlework
needlework (visual works)
RUG
rugs
scrolling foliage
Wool
wool (textile)
Yarn
yarn
Dimensions
61 x 36 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.953
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2727

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