Sunday, October 10, 2021

Seems Like Forever....

 ... since I posted antique rugs on the blog.  Guess I need to fix that situation.  First up is Rabbits and Carrot measuring 22 x 36 and hooked late 19th early 20th century.
I know fall and Halloween are in que first but eventually it will be winter.  Frosty measures 24 x 36 and hooked with rags.
A close up of some of the cottons used.
And a photo of the true colors of the back.
The rug below was for sale at Cape May and while I liked the odd shape of the cat wasn't so fond of the yarn so passed it up.  Fat cat and flowers 23 x 35.
Dog and rooster circa 1920 measures 23 x 51.5 and sold for $1,053.
My mind is trying to think like the hooker and wonder if perhaps one night she saw a shooting star (the name I gave the piece) and decided to use that as her subject for a new rug. It measures 20 x 30 and was dated around 1920.  I like it for its simplicity and something about this rug just touches me.
Old Homestead is a yarn sewn rug circa 1830 and small at 14 x 17.  Quite a task to get that much detail in that small size I'd say.
What doesn't look like it belongs in this piece below?  I find it a bit unnerving with a 
Lion and Dogs yet I have seen such things on a Zoo show where domestic animals had been raised around them.  It measures 30 x 30 and various textiles were used to hook it.
A burlap sack covers the back.
And below a picture of the various textiles used to hook it.
Can't leave without a horse rug.  Horse and Rider measures 31.5 x 51.
So finally after over a month I've made my antique rug contribution to you fellow followers.  Happy Sunday and happy hooking.



  1. Some very nice rugs in this show. My favorites are the dog and the rooster, the homestead and the horse. The snowman is cute too. I noticed how straight the hooking is in the horse rug.

    I think that my grandmother used burlap bags as foundation for hooking rugs. Nothing went to waste in those days.

    Thanks for the rug show.

    Hugs, Julia

  2. Well since I am a bunny freak, you know this one is my favorite. Very interesting rugs though. Janice

  3. Sweet ,sweet Mats!
    Love the Bunnies! Thanks so much,,,

  4. I do love seeing these antique rugs. Like Julia I like the dog and rooster.
    I have some old quilt tops that are so old and the fabric is a lot like some of the fabric they used in those rugs.
    I do love seeing antique textiles. Thank you so much for the lovely rugs.
    Have a lovely day,

  5. Another great rug show ! Love the colors used in the dog & rooster . Some are so worn , they were loved by the person who hooked them I hope . Fun to see !

  6. Hmmm... I'd have to say my favorite is the one you call Shooting Star. Like you said, there is just "something" about it. The other one that intrigues me is "horse and rider"...The hooking looks phenomenal (and sideways??) I would love to see that up close and personal. ~Robin~

  7. Wonderful show thanks so much for sharing!


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