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Folk Art Woolwork Table Rug c1875

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A joyous antique table rug! Made of wool tabs and center medallion hand pieced together and hand embroidered with wool floss. The butterfly applique is velvet. The mat is backed with twill. About a 27 1/2" diameter. The condition is exceptionally fine. There are a few spots of moth nibbles, a floss embroidery stitch or two come undone, a bit of wear to the nap of the velvet. These are the only complaints I can find, and they are truly negligible. This wondrous rug is exemplary of its era and its style ~ American folk art. A fabulous antique wool work item.