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LION WITH FOLIAGE ANTIQUE HOOKED RUG, A FROST or GIBBS PATTERN


 
LION WITH FOLIAGE ANTIQUE HOOKED RUG, A FROST or GIBBS PATTERN
 



One of two classic LION hooked rug patterns to emerge from the imagination of  New England pattern entrepreneurs Frost or Gibbs. . The two men were competitors in late 19th c New England selling stamped burlap backgrounds for individuals to hook themselves, and copying each other's best sellers.This beautiful folky example has leaves on the right  side, and has been hooked in radiant collors including sunset reds and golds for a brilliant version of this beloved image.