Hooked Rug of a Sheep. New England, c. 1880


Wool on burlap. 46 x 34 in.

This rug has many elements associated with early New England rugs including: a variegated outer border, scrollwork inner border, and an abstract ground in a center oval. The fringe represents wool, and the tail shows a unique fork at the end and the ewe has a wonderfully charming facial grin, which also separates her head from her body.

Kathy Schoemer, Acworth New Hampshire

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