The top border is 7″ wide
bottom border is 9″ wide
side borders are 7 1/2- 7 3/4″ wide
2 Panels 36 1/2″ wide each including the border.
This particular bed rug was purchased from a family in Wytheville, Virginia, by the seller’s mother. She was a collateral relative of Elizabeth Gibboney (1806-1852) who probably made the bed rug shortly before her marriage to Wytheville merchant James St. Clair (1797-1862) on September 18, 1826.
OTHER BED RUGGS: A large body of extant bed ruggs exists in and around Hartford, Connecticut, the products of Connecticut River Valley inhabitants. For the most part these are very colorful, with with, non-geometric flowers and animals. Only one other southern bed rugg is known and is currently in the Williamsburg collection.