BTG Collection Folk Art Rug
24 x 36 inches
New England

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.