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Applique Rug with Animal Silhouettes
Catalog#: Spring 2002
Category: Folk Art
SubType: Rugs & Textiles
Origin: America-USA
Era: 19th Century
An applique rug with a 'star-studded menagerie' of animal silhouettes

Black wool cut-out shapes embroidered and outlined in white stitches and all on a bright red wool background. Descended in the original family and said to have been made by a Minnie Culbertson (1868-1953) of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.

This rug comes with a letter from the family and photos of Minnie Culbertson documenting her as the rug maker.

For a similar example see: Joel and Kate Kopp, American Hooked and Sewn Rugs: Folk Art Underfoot (1975), p. 130, fig. 229.

American, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, circa 1880

29" x 46" mounted

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