NV-BCP Framed "Basket with Crow and Pumpkins" Penny Rugg
Made in the USA
This example of primitive folk art of New England origin, by artist Nancy Hubbard, a juried member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, was popular from the mid to late 1800's. The Penny "Rugg" was used as a decorative accent on blanket chests, walls, beds and tables. The early Ruggs were special, in that, each was as different as its maker. The Ruggs were a way of expressing one's feelings about events that were important to them.
The word Penny was coined to the Ruggs because large copper pennies were used as templates for cutting the circles. The word "Rugg" was spelled with two "g's" to differentiate it from those that were placed on the floor.
The frame is made of reclaimed pine flooring salvaged from a 1790 home in Cape Neddick Maine by "Rooted in Time." Mitered joinery supplemented with black walnut splines, provides an aesthetic as well as functional purpose. The glass is museum quality, preventing ultra violet light from fading the colors in the wool. This Penny Rugg has been professionally mounted. Framed size measures 21"w by 14"h.
A magnificent one-of-kind work of art!