Early 19th Century hooked rug, with free form floral motif, exuberant yarn-stitched flowers, clusters of grapes rosebuds and berries. A superb example of a New England tradition which utilized fabric scraps and material to create both beauty and function to brighten up many an early household. Often referred to as a "Hearth Rug" this rectangular example has been made with fabric scraps and coloured wool yarns stitched to a linen foundation cantered with a bouquet of stylized flowers. This colourful composition is contained within a more earthy restrained oak and leafy multi toned brown border. Professionally mounted on a black cloth covered frame, backed with linen. Minor fading extremely good condition.