Amish Rugs

amish rugs
  • Relating to this sect; A strict Anabaptist sect living mainly in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana
  • The various Amish (, ) or Amish Mennonite church fellowships are Christian religious denominations that form a very traditional subgrouping of Mennonite churches. The Amish are known for simple living, plain dress, and reluctance to adopt modern convenience.
  • The members of a strict Mennonite sect that established major settlements in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and elsewhere in North America from 1720 onward
  • an American follower of the Mennonite religion
  • A small carpet woven in a pattern of colors, typically by hand in a traditional style
  • (rug) floor covering consisting of a piece of thick heavy fabric (usually with nap or pile)
  • A floor covering of shaggy or woven material, typically not extending over the entire floor
  • A thick woolen coverlet or wrap, used esp. when traveling
  • (Rug) Rhug (normally Y Rug in Welsh; sometimes given the antiquarian spelling Rug) is a township in the parish of Corwen, Denbighshire, Wales, formerly in the old cantref of Edeirnion and later a part of Merionethshire, two miles from CorwenRug Chapel and ten miles north east of Bala.
  • (Rug (animal covering)) A rug (UK), blanket(Equine and other livestock, US), or coat (canine and other companion animals, US) is a covering or garment made by humans to protect their pets from the elements, as in a horse rug or dog coat.
amish rugs - Diamonds and
Diamonds and Bars: The Art of the Amish People
Diamonds and Bars: The Art of the Amish People
Abstraction and colour. Those are the buzzwords designating the salient charactistics of Amish quilts, which remind anyone looking at them of modern painting, be it Josef Albers, Barnett Newman or Frank Stella. Diamonds and bars - lozenges, squares, elongated rectangles - fiery red, vivid green, smokey blue, purple... With their stringent geometry, broad colour fields and astringent composition, Amish quilts are startlingly close to Concrete art, Hard-Edge painting and Minimalism. However, the modern appearance of these patchwork quilts stemmed from the design intention of an 18th-century Anabaptist Christian denomination that has chosen to live without the benefit of modern technology in relative isolation. Although the Amish quilts in the collection date from the reign of Queen Victoria and the Jugendstil/Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods, they represent the diametric opposite of synchronous European-inspired American art yet prefigure the design principles of Modernism. Europeans began to discove

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Amish Inspired
Amish Inspired
Machine pieced and hand quilted by me in 2002. My husband helped draft the pattern and pick colors, which makes it more special. There are a lot of Amish families in our area. I love driving by an Amish farm on washday and seeing the quilts and rugs hanging on the lines.
extremely rare Ohio Amish quilt from primitive, ultra, ultra conservative and very poor Amish break off sect. Quilting is ultra simple, reflecting both culture and lack of resources. fabrics unusually bright and high quality for this group.

amish rugs
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