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Country Hooked Rugs

Written by Anmy Leuthold
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Country hooked rugs and its art of hooking is a tradition that is centuries old. There are theories regarding when and where the craft actually started. Some rug hooking history books argue that descendants of the ancient Egyptians made the first hand-hooked area rugs between the third and seventh centuries. Other historians assert that rug hooking originated in China or Europe. However, many authorities now believe that rug hooking is America's one indigenous folk art.

Long after the Civil War, hooked rugs were the principal floor coverings, especially in rural areas. We do know for sure that rug hooking experienced a swell of popularity in the mid-nineteenth century in the New England region. Born primarily out of necessity, hand made country hooked rugs were created by pastoral women to cover the cold, bare floors of their homes. Later, people began selling hand-hooked rugs, and cottage industries eventually sprang up across the continent.

Country Hooked Rugs for your Home

The most commonly found hooked rugs are at large in floral designs. Many of them consist of rather polite posies, lilies, pansies, and roses, but every imaginable treatment of flowers seems to have been thought of: wreaths, in vines, in baskets, in detached leaves or buds, entwined in scrolls, in replicating bunches, in large central bouquets, budding or cut. They really can range to large and lovely treatments of real intricacy and truly artistic flair.

In Essence, all of these floral area rugs are designed with fine symmetry and excellent drawing. Bring the charm and the captivating appeal of the old country hooked rug into your home. It will surely create not only a sense of warmth, but a feeling of inviting comfort, sprinkled with flowered liveliness and vigor.


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