I've been perusing the internet again looking for antique rugs. This rug was hooked 1879 and the date is barely noticeable. It has the wonderful blotchy background I like.
Below is 11 Star Flag hooked late 19th early 20th century and from the collection of Barbara and Charlie Hunter, Staunton, VA. The rug measures 33 x 44 and was the subject of a rug hooked by Lisa in my previous blog post.
Something I noticed in the rabbit rug above is that the hooker outlined only two of the three rabbits with a thin dark color for them to stand out from the snow. But used white to define the tail, ears and paw of the one on the right. Guess she must have run out of the dark textile?
Happy hooking and may all your loops be perfect.