I am so excited to present this amazing hooked rug depicting a rural farm scene. This textile displays vibrant strong color without any fading to report. The animals seem to be enjoying the day and have gathered together to “dish the dirt”, i.e. gossip that of course includes scandalous talk about the hens night out! “Henrietta”, the hen emphatically denies the whole story while the chicks on her back are trying to provide comfort during this trying time. It is a ridiculous affair that will probably include more gossip about the poor horse tomorrow!
The landscape has plenty of detail to get lost in including a simple barn flanked by mature trees while the house located at the top left hand corner lends a meandering path to the barnyard. Opposing folk art trees dotted with oversized red berries seem to frame the house as this detail tends to draw you in for a closer look.
The border was executed in a hit and miss pattern lending interest and dimension to the main scene. The colors chosen are an instrumental focal point that captures our attention. One of the chicks has incurred wool loss as shown in image 17 and there is also a small repair detected on the back referenced in image 20 relating to the barn door. Two stains are present on the back white border as shown in image 22. The rug is still in good overall condition and displays very well.
The back of the rug appears to have an ecru or “tea stained” hue compared to the front. I did remove a tag from the cleaners when I purchased this piece that suggests it was cleaned at some point. There are also some light stains located on the back randomly sprinkled throughout!
This playful farm scene is just so spirited lending whimsical pleasantries that seem to lift our mood and make us feel good. It would hold importance gracing a wall of your choosing without further delay given the opportunity. You can add a shelf just below laden with old putz German animals as well as a toy barn flanked by bottle brush trees to help tie in the farm theme. The holidays offer another splendid opportunity to add Christmas lights on the shelf that will create enchanting magic to the entire scene! And if you are worried about the animals “dishing the dirt” about you…don’t…… as they will be forever grateful to reside in your lovely home! Enjoy!
Hooked rug measures 38 ½” across and measures 24 ¼” top to bottom.
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