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This iconic 1835 hearth rug of a bucolic homestead is caterpiller-shirred and yarn sewn. Overall background color is sage green. The sky is bright blue with scattered whispy clouds. Colorful birds perch in the trees. A kitchen garden is planted in front of the outbuilding where the kitchen was located. Flowers and meandering vines border the scene. Embellished with dark green fringe on the edges. Provenance: Private NY collection; Jan Whitlock. Published in "American Hooked and Sewn Rugs: Folk Art Underfoot", Joel and Kate Kopp; page 33, plate 31. Professionally mounted. Dimensions: 52" x 27".
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