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Rug

A work made of wool, plain weave embroidered with wool yarn in outline, running, satin and stem stitches forming uncut pile.
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  • A work made of wool, plain weave embroidered with wool yarn in outline, running, satin and stem stitches forming uncut pile.

Date:

1775/1825

Artist:

United States

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.

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Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Title

Rug

Date

Made 1775–1825

Medium

Wool, plain weave embroidered with wool yarn in outline, running, satin and stem stitches forming uncut pile

Dimensions

93.9 × 173.6 cm (37 × 68 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Sundry Account Fund

Reference Number

1945.269

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