Betsey Telford-Goodwin's Rocky Mountain Quilts 130 York Street York, Maine 03909 207-363-6800

About American Antique Hooked & Braided Rugs

Betsey’s love of antique textiles flows over into her collection of hooked, braided, woven, overshot, tied, and sheared antique rugs, and enjoys many throughout her home. As with her antique quilt collection, Betsey searches for original pieces of art based on graphics, color and condition. We have Amish and Shaker antique rugs, along with antique rugs found throughout New England, including a fabulous sheared rug runner. We are happy to send antique rugs on approval, and the authenticity and condition of each rug is guaranteed.

American Antique Hooked & Braided Rugs

UF220 Folk Art Rug
UF220 Folk Art Rug
c.1885-1925
47 x 70 inches
Tennessee SOLD

Believe it or not, this abstract folk art textile was created as a rug. Luckily, it has never been used. The rug is designed in two stacking methods. The first stacking is done in three squares measuring 4 1/4 inches, 3 1/4 inches and 2 inches. Each piece is outlined in a black buttonhole stitch. The second stacking combination is 3/1/4 inches with a 2 inch piece stacked on top and then outlined in a black buttonhole stitch. All fabric is 100% wool. There are two outside borders. One is a black 1 7/8 in border followed by a red 1 1/4 border. Someone in its history has already put sleeves on to get it ready for hanging. This gorgeous folk art geometric piece is outstanding as art for your wall. When hung, the piece looks 3-dimensional, and yes, you could put it on the floor as a rug, but I would want it on the wall. This quilt already has sleeves sewn on the back in case you would like to hang it as art on a wall.



UF100 Odd Fellows Overshot Summer/Winter Carpet
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UF100 Odd Fellows Overshot Summer/Winter Carpet
c.1890
62 x 66 inches
Found in Pennsylvania
$2,200

Created on a 35" loom; finely woven with thick black and red woolen threads. Odd Fellows symbols are the format for the design of this creation. I enjoyed using "Google" to read about the deeper meanings of the many Odd Fellows symbols. An over simplified version of these symbols is the importance in life of love, industriousness, truth, and acceptance of one another.

This c.1890 amazingly graphic piece of art was actually carpet for the floor of a 19th century home or possibly the actual Odd Fellows Lodge. Strips of 35" wide carpet were sewn together to create the needed room size. This carpet, a perfect piece of art for your wall, is not quite two full widths: one full and one apx. 3/4 width, hand sewn together. Please look at the closeup sections by clicking the above photo. Where have you ever seen 19th century art in red and black...a sought after and hard to find color combination.

Betsey has organically washed this carpet so it is clean for your perfect wall space. We can also apply "sleeves" so the "carpet" is ready to easily hang. Please call for more details.



New England Penny Rug
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New England Penny Rug
c.1890
24-1/2 x 38 inches New England $275

This is a variation on a penny rug, created in New England from felted wool and wool yarn, measuring approximately 38 by 24-1/2 inches. The penny rug was a sewing method taught to children at an early age to teach the buttonhole stitch and applique technique. It was easier for the child's tiny fingers to execute the stitching because the pieces were larger and therefore easier for them to grip. I am unable to tell if this is made by a child or an adult. This Penny rug is in complete original condition with embroidery in the center. There are a couple of little snags that we can restore if desired but at this point it is simply character. The very heavy weight cotton backing is treadle machine stitched onto a front foundation fabric.
This Penny Rug is ready to be shipped to you for your in-home approval.



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Hooked Pansy Rug
c.1940
41-1/2 x 28 inches
New England
SOLD

What a wonderful hooked rug that appears never to have been used. This "hooker" had to have been a very happy person. Even though we are not positive of the creator's name, the rug does come directly from the family...I believe it was created in the 1940’s and is made from all wool. Comprised of muted shades of blues and lavender, with a triple border. Beautifully designed and executed, this rug could be used as a wall hanging or placed on a floor where it would be hardly used. Perfect unused condition and ready to send for your approval.



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BTG Collection Folk Art Rug
c.1915
24 x 36 inches
New England
$1,200

This wonderful folksy hooked rug, made of wool and various crepe knits, was found in Maine and has been in my private collection for years. There is a definite African American feel to this rug and felt from the center bullseye design that was symbolic of a 1918 African American massacre that occurred in our country. This is a feeling that I have, but cannot prove its creator. It’s a fabulous folk art piece to hang on the wall and can be hung in either direction. Early aniline dyes,especially those of WW1 vintage, unlike most vegetable dyes, fade over time. You can see the original colors on the back where the rug has not been exposed to years of daylight. It wasn’t until C.1925 that aniline dyes were no longer fugitive.



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Hand Loomed Rag Rug
Late 19th Century
27 x 37 inches
Pennsylvania
$150

Either Mennonite or Amish - chocolate brown, gray and blue. One end is fringed and the other is bound with rug binding. It appears never to have been used. Also in my possession are very long runners of the same color and design...



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Wool Bars Hooked Rug
c.1920
19 x 32 inches
Found on Cape Cod..was told it was originally from Nova Scotia
$450

Typical of many hooked rugs, this one has been created on burlap. The fibers used here are wool, cotton and rayon crepe. The outside 1/2” rug binding has been applied by machine, which is not unusual. All other work has been executed by hand. Chances are, this rug was never used and is therefore in perfect condition. The inside border is 1-3/4” in width and created from a black and white wool. The outside 5/8” hooked rug double row was created from rayon crepe. Then follows another double row of taupe colored rayon crepe. The main body consists of apx 46 rows of alternating bars of black wool and red, blue,and green cottons. I feel it has a definite Amish or Mennonite design. It could be Mennonite - but I’m not positive. The work is so good on this that this rug could be reversible. A wonderful,perfect condition hooked rug that would look great on a wall, a table or actually used on the floor. Will send for your approval...



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Shaker Rag Rug
c.1930-1945 fabrics
23 x 41 inches
Maine
SOLD

It is rare to find a rug that was made by the Shakers..especially one in perfect unused or hardly used condition. Shakers were the only people who used knitted or crocheted foundations for the creation of their rag or hooked rugs. One could use this rug on the floor or hang it on a wall for a wonderful piece of true hand folk art. The creator’s authenticity of this rug is proven by the backing. Wool knit and other fabrics.



Shaker Rag Rug
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Shaker Rag Rug

c.1885
22 x 36 inches
Maine
$2,150

The Shakers’ love of color and design is clearly seen in their creation of rag rugs and mats.

Graphically wonderful for the wall or floor this rag rug from the Shaker community has been worked with wool strips in red, russet, cream, blue, tan and lavender.

This sophisticated piece has a crocheted backing, typical of the Shakers, through which the wool strips are worked.

Double Sided Wool Runner
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Double Sided Wool Runner
c.1890-1910
24 feet x 3 feet
Pennsylvania
$12,000

Created in Pennsylvania this reversible all wool runner has been hand hooked and then sheared. A gorgeous unused wool runner in a size that would allow division into multiple rugs if so desired.

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