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Hooked rug c 1890, attributed to Magdalena Briner.  Typical of Briner's rugs, the background is elaborately striated in a mutlitude of colors and fabrics.  Less common is the straight lined corners, however there are other examples of Briner's rugs with this style corner.  The centered dog is executed in Briner's usual style of rounded legs, paws, and tail, as well as the spot of red on the face (in this example, the eye).  A true piece of folk art and an excellent example of Briner's distinctive style.  Professionally mounted for hanging.  Dimensions:  50" x 27.5".