This unusual floral abstract design rug is done with a technique called prodding or poking. It is similar to hooking but different in that the ends of the strips of fabric are not secured. The strips are poked through the foundation and the ends left loose creating a shaggy surface.
The design of this rug, combined with the loose texture, produce a wonderful effect.
The rug measures 19 1/2" x 72". It is made almost entirely of wool. The size and design allow it to be displayed equally well either vertically or horizontally.
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.