About this artwork
The textural quality of this rug was created through embroidery stitches that form pile on the surface. This type of rug is a predecessor of the popular hooked rugs of the 19th century, which utilized a labor saving rug hooking tool and strips of fabric to create a textile that was the same on the front and back.
- Currently Off View
- United States (Object made in)
- Made 1775–1825
- Wool, plain weave embroidered with wool yarn in outline, running, satin and stem stitches forming uncut pile
- 93.9 × 173.6 cm (37 × 68 3/8 in.)
- Sundry Account Fund