Oh where to begin? There's so much to tell about this so don't think it will all happen in this post.
First, the measurements are 29 x 36; the Magdalena was framed so the original colors on the back were not visible. Only the front was seen so colors would have been faded most likely.
Yet, as you can see bright red still shows up. This must have been kept well to avoid wear and fading. Yes, the rug IS hooked on burlap and in close-up photos various textiles can be seen which indicate it is OLD. And WAS determined to be an original Magdalena Briner Eby hooked rug. What a prolific hooker that woman was.
Some of you may have caught the rug photo on Pinterest or same auction site as me. The auction site said it was a lamb, but sending a photo of the rug to friend Evelyn (Magdalena researcher), she said Magdalena didn't hook any lambs ~ it would have been a Goat.
Inside this book it shows a rug which, until now, has a photo of the only rug hooked by Magdalena with a goat. If you would like to purchase this book or other great hooking books click HERE.
Oh my, there's so much more that I could write and more that I want to hook tonight before showing my poor accomplishments.
Good evening everyone. Hope my friends in California as well as Canada are doing okay. I shutter when watching the weather in California since living there for 3 years. So earth quakes, mud slides, and flooding remind me of those years and glad to be home with hurricanes, humidity and medium snow.
Happy Friday everyone.