This miniature dollhouse carpet features an orange background with a red, black and pink design with pink silk fringe on each end. This was a tobacco premium given away at the turn of the century in cigarette and cigar packages. Prized by children for their dollhouses, these rugs are sometimes referred to as "silkes".
The rug measures 7 inches by r inches and is in excellent vintage condition. There is a bit of curl on one corner which can be flattened out with an heavy book or other object.
"Nineteenth and early 20th century tobacco companies had some unique ways of promoting their products. These promotions made possible the lesser-known practice of sewing quilts and other decorative items out of silk and flannel tobacco premiums. from "womenfolk" website. Visit them for more information on this fabulous vintage dollhouse collectible.
A lovely tobacciana collectible or for your dollhouse living room or bedroom floor.
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