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Hooked rug attributed to Magdalena Briner, c 1880-1890.  Typical of Briner's rugs, the background is elaborately striated in a mutlitude of colors and fabrics.  The centered dog is executed in Briner's usual style of rounded legs, paws, and tail, and a distinct eye.  A true piece of folk art and an excellent example of Briner's extraordinary style.  See Rug Hooking Traditions with Magdalene Briner Eby, Evelyn Lawrence and Kathy Wright.  Dimensions: 44” x 33.5”. Professionally mounted for hanging.  Dimensions:  50" x 27.5".

 
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