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PENNY MAT ANTIQUE FOLK ART black and camel and camel


 
PENNY MAT ANTIQUE FOLK ART black and camel and camel

 



 An unusual and timeless example of antique textile folk art is this starkly colored black and camel 'Penny' Mat. Configured as a large center diamond with two smaller diamonds flanking it at top and bottom. The 'penny' discs (traced from outlining a silver dollar or the base of a glass or cup) are densely sewn onto heavy weight cotton. Typically penny mats featurea variety of bright colors on a dark ground. This example is quite sophisticated in its palette