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Antique Folk Art Fighting Cocks Hooked Rug

Signed and Dated EF '36

The rooster is one of the iconic images in American folk art, and this rare 32" x 23" fighting cocks hooked rug has all the bells and whistles that the advanced collector expects in a piece of this quality. Most importantly, this handsome antique hooked rug has a spectacular visual appeal. The red and black roosters pop against the white field, and the double border frames the taboo scene, giving this dark and violent image a strangely formal elegance. The flying feathers, raised hackles, and extended claws lend motion and immediacy to the rug, and the riskiness of the subject matter vaults this fine hooked rug into a class all its own.

Antique American Hooked Rug Folk Art Rooster Fight Cocks Cock Fighting

Antique American Hooked Rug Folk Art Rooster Fight Cocks Cock Fighting

Antique Folk Art, Signed, Dated 1936, Fighting Cocks Hooked Rug
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