One rug features fruit like cherries, plums and grapes, while the other has flowers, including irises, bleeding hearts and pansies. The "Cherries" rug measures 31.5" x 52", while the "Pansies" rug measures 32.5" x 52". These graceful hooked rugs from the 50s or possibly earlier have a black outside border with a pretty textured, shaded interior beige ground and lovely leafy scrolls in shades of taupe, light yellow green, darker green and teal. The center is composed of a selection of freely arranged fruit or spring flowers.The fruit and flowers are in gentle, subtle colors like dark rose, pink, gold, blue with yellow green and teal leaves. Each rug features 2 similar large flowers in the center like peonies or roses, which help tie the rugs together despite some differences. The background color at the border of the rug is black, as noted, while the background under the center medallion is beige. The colors in the fruit, flowers, leaves and scrolls look old-fashioned and elegant. The background is slightly textured, setting off the flowers and fruit, and the whole design and execution of the rugs are harmonious and subtle.
This lovely old rug is in good condition, with no flaws observed. Compare the front and back to see what fading has occurred see photos 1 vs. The back is in fine condition (photo 2). The rug has been bordered with binding tape, which is sewn on all around. To the extent that some of the wool was dyed by hand, this would be a very labor-intensive product.
This rug would be lovely in any room and complements many color schemes. It is a great example of early hooking pre-Pearl McGown patterns. While there is some fading and a few pulls around the edges, this is expected in nearly 80-year-old rugs.The rugs would brighten up with cleaning. They are really very charming, and it is quite rare and hard to find 2 such nice matching rugs.
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The seller is "sammyed" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.