Applique and Needlework Rug

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1830-1840

GUSN

GUSN-2727

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

Descriptive Terms

rugs
needlework (visual works)
appliqué (technique)
embroidering
felt (textile)
needlepoint (needleworking)
wool (textile)
yarn
floral patterns
foliation (pattern)
scrolling foliage
Wool
Felt
Yarn
Appliqued
Needlework
Embroidered
Floral
Foliate
RUG

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Floor Covering

Dimensions

61 x 36 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.953