The selling price of the rug below will certainly give you pause. Black Horse hooked with cotton on burlap, flowers, horseshoe and scalloped border sold for $8,190. Yes it was professionally mounted and measured 50 x 75 but that's a hearty sum.
Wonder what the hooker was trying to say when she hooked this rug? Was she indicating her dog could smile or that he was aggressive and showed his teeth? Reader Lady Locust commented that maybe the dog got hold of her dentures 😁. The rug was hooked in the 19th century and measures 27.5 x 51. Believe it or not it sold for $3,680 in 2003.
More horses... recently friend April Leas showed an antique rug on FB she purchased and it seemed familiar to me.
So I grabbed a flash drive and did a search and found this one. It wasn't the same rug she purchased but could be its sister. After finding the one similar sent her a picture of the image and asked if she thought the same person hooked both. I think so; look at the shape of the horse, the legs and mane.
Unfortunately when I went to move the black hose out of the way it split. When it was warmer it was more flexible and since it has gotten cooler makes it more brittle. So before I get ready to drain the water again, which fills up more each time it rains, I'll have to tape it.
And the extensions go to the back wooded low area.