A wonderful treasure in gem-like colors, this is an authentic Shaker confetti rug done in wool. You'll see iconic Shaker colors, along with the black stripes. Dates to late 19th/very early 20th century. These rugs are made by hooking the bits of fabric through a knitted foundation. The Shakers commonly gave children the job of poking the wool strips through the backing, as their fingers were the right size.
This particular rug would work beautifully as a table mat or as a scatter rug for the floor. It is made with the quality we expect from the Shaker communities. Confetti rugs were usually made by the New England Shaker communities. If you refer to our first picture, the bottom corner of the rug is stretched to a point slightly wider than the other corners. This could be due to the fact that it was a floor rug in a high traffic area, or perhaps because it may have been cut (and not cut with precision) from a larger rug. No matter which, the rug itself is strong and sturdy and can weather many a new generation to come. The wool has terrific original colors and is not damaged, rotted, motheaten or any of those things that so often happens to pure wool over the years. 38" X 28"