Eagle-eyed Maggie Bonanomi spotted this rug at market.
It was in an antique booth - Cindy's Antique Quilts of Clinton, OK. Cindy was kind enough to let me photograph it.
It's made in a reverse kind of pine-burr style - it is worked from the outside to the center. The final raw edges in the center are covered with some piecing. Cindy thought it dated to the 1920s, although some of the fabrics are older than that. You can see from the detail that some wonderful quirky fabrics were used - shirtings, plaids, clarets, indigos ... you name it. It is in pristine, gorgeous condition. I didn't measure it but I'd guess it is about 2' x 4'.
The back is original. It's rough burlap with black stitching showing through.
Cindy is online at www.cindysantiquequilts.com.
Someone should buy this!! Someone who loves pine burrs!!