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1901 PICTORIAL EMBROIDERED ANTIQUE TABLE RUG


 
1901 PICTORIAL EMBROIDERED ANTIQUE TABLE RUG
 



 Arranged in small rectangles like a sampler, this embroidered table mat has a red horse, the date, and floral motifs, probably all with some special meaning for the maker. Sawtooth edge is blanket stitched in red wool. Collected in Pennsylvania, comes out of their decorative tradition of embelllishing household textiles with colorful embroidery.