Yes, vintage rug show time that is. Have had this IOOF Independent Order of Odd Fellows hooked rug photo for a while. It was hooked between 1880-1930 and measures 28 x 38. Some symbols remind me of the Order of Masons, particularly the seeing eye and perhaps with the limbs in the trees but I forget the count of those limbs.
And a view of the back which is being secured and protected with pillow ticking.
Recently listed for auction is Seat of James Monroe. It measures 40.5 x 48.5 and was hooked 19th century. Shame it is so destroyed ~ hooked on burlap.
As it was hooked on burlap you can see how burlap rots and shreds; linen does not do that nearly as easily so make sure to sped a couple dollars more for linen.
Another up for auction was Woman at the Well measuring 18 x 35 circa 1910. Sorry there is no picture of the back for the original colors.
This next one you might dismiss. But I think it is a delightful and subtle work of art ~ close your eyes and imagine walking thru an art museum. Then there is this lone Red Flower with Blue Vase and you dismiss it but look up and learn it was painted by a notable artist. Frankly I don't know who hooked this piece but I find it wonderful!!!! Perhaps this will be the next option to the former Tattered Tulip. The original lovely piece measures 29 x 38.
I drained out some water from that #!&!? pond and have put out feelers out there for the landscaping rocks and landscaping ties. Had promises before but no takers.