Instead of working on either of my rug projects, I've been visiting Pinterest and online auction sites for antique rugs. This rug below I saw several days ago on Pinterest, tried to save a photo and instead of going back to the home location lost it. Then for several days could not find it with any key words but continued to search until it was found again.
It is a Patriotic Eagle rug hooked early 20th century and from a private Brooklyn, Maine home. It sold for $4,128, size is 37 x 76. That's one big and beautiful rug.
hooked in the 1800s and sold for $3,999.
Lion in the Garden below is a great looking antique with delightfully faded and make-do colors. Oh my but I do love a blotchy background and border like this.
A Red Running Horse with Leaf & Flower border.
And a chuckle for the evening I leave you with the following rug which is not an antique. It was hooked in 1992, hit and miss corner to balance the design of soap, brush and pail. Now, the TS on the bucket could be the initials of the hooker. Or...... is it a statement from the hooker that "tough sh*t" someone has to do this dirty work?
Today there was lower humidity so picked up pine cones and limbs to get the grass cut before the humidity and heat picks up again.
Enjoy your Saturday evening.