It was interesting looking at the bidding history of this rug after the fact. Obviously the auction site was not aware it was a Magdalena as the starting bid was a low $100. I'm sure had they realized its importance in the hooking community that it was a Magdalena the beginning bid would have been higher.
The starting bid went from $100 to an immediate INTERNET bid of $1,500. AH, someone knew it was a Magdalena. From there it progressed with competing bids and internet until the final price of $10,000. So more than one person was aware of this valuable piece of folk art work by one special woman... Magdalena Briner Eby.
Here is all that I've accomplished on my version so far. Seems as much time is spent looking for a similar suitable color of wool thru worms and yardage as in really hooking.
My problem is going to be when hooking the horns. Magdalena used what she had so her hooked horns are hard to distinguish. So my hooked version of the rug won't be a replication of what she did.
Here is what she was trying to achieve. Look at the ridges of the horns.
If you check yesterday's post of the original Magdalena Goat and the horns, you will understand what I mean.
Am still having fun and loving channeling Magdalena.