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1991.1384 (RS32651)

Description

The rug has a rectangular form with an oval reserve with a leopard; worked in shades of yellow, beige, white, pink and black. Within a flowering, leafy vine border with worked in shades of green, pink, red, white, brown/taupe and green wool fringe at the edge.

Details

Label
In Cherished Possessions 2003-2005: The hooked rug with its wonderful leopard is one of the “quixotic pieces” the Littles considered “the most fun to live with.” Nina Little wrote admiringly of the “unconsciously humorous” leopard “sprawling nonchalantly” in the center of the rug.When the Littles began collecting in the 1920s, hooked rugs were believed to be appropriately ancient. In fact, as Nina later learned, most were made in the late nineteenth century. Even so, she was pleased to note that fifty years after she had collected a number of them, they “still give comfort to the feet and pleasure to the eye.”
Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1890
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
hooking
jute (fiber)
linen (material)
wool (textile)
Object type
Floor Coverings
Places
Probably Vermont (United States)
Vermont (United States)
Descriptive terms
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Hooked
hooking
Jute
jute (fiber)
Leopard
Linen
linen (material)
panthers (leopards)
Rug
rugs
Wool
wool (textile)
Dimensions
34 1/4 x 67 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1384
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2912

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