Rug, basket of flowers on a white ground

DATE:
c. 1890
MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUE:
Wool, burlap
CLASSIFICATION:
Textiles
DIMENSIONS:
38 1/4 × 19 1/4 in. (97.16 × 48.9 cm) Framed dimensions: 41 3/8 × 22 7/8 × 1 5/8 in. (105.09 × 58.1 × 4.13 cm)
DEPARTMENT:
Decorative Arts and Design
LOCATION:
Not On View
CREDIT LINE:
Dallas Museum of Art, The Faith P. and Charles L. Bybee Collection, gift of Faith P. Bybee
OBJECT NUMBER:
1991.B.319

General Description

Rugs made in the town of Waldoboro, Maine, often have shaped piles. This effect was achieved by first creating an even surface of woolen pile fiberss. Particular design elements, such as the flowers in this example, were then highlighted by having their threads cut at various heights in order to produce a contoured surface.