It is insufferably hot here today and it’s a holiday weekend, so I was thinking about putting off doing a blog entry… until my friend Austin sent me a photo of this wonderful rug. It’s now in his collection at Austin T. Miller American Antiques, and is up for sale. So take a good look at this beautiful and lively example of our rughooking heritage. It made me want to show it to you right away, and then sit down and start hooking, no matter how hot it is…
Here’s the description:
A Dynamic Pennsylvania Horse Hooked Rug
The prancing black horse is spotlighted by a complex multi-colored striated background creating the feeling of movement. This hooked rug is a spectacular example of Pennsylvania rug hooking dating to the later part of the 19th century and survives in mint condition.
Rug 60 x 40 1/2 inches, professionally mounted.
What a weekend treat to find in my inbox! Austin’s collection of all sorts of American antiques and folk art is online at www.usfolkart.com and it is always worth browsing through the textile collection…and non-textiles to see fine weathervanes, whirlygigs, furniture, paintings, folk art and Americana.
Once again, this photograph is copyrighted, and used here with permission – and should not be copied, pasted, posted, pinned or shared unless you write to Austin for permission. Thanks for sending it to us, Austin!
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!