Yup, it's that time again ~ time to show you some old rugs. Below, the Black horse with leaf order was hooked 19th century. It measures 24.5 x 38 and the auction house said it sold for ONLY $198.90!! Sheesh, wish I had been that lucky final bidder.
Here is a view of the back, notice how the rug was hooked thru double layer of foundation to make it's own self binding. Neither the abstract design nor the colors strike my fancy. But obviously the person who hooked it in the 1900's thought otherwise. It measures 27 x 45.
Black Cats and Bunnies measures 25 x 39 and was hooked by Bertha Martin in the 1930s-40s.
A pair of colorful Parakeets hooked between 1890-1920 measures 30 x 47.
And finally, something which put a smile on my face when I saw it ~ Puss in Boots. Dimensions are 20 x 34, provenance is a NH estate and estimate for date is between 1900-39.
Back to the background on Ox Farm so there will be a completed rug photo to show on my web site. Happy hooking.