Best Friends Accent Rug
Sale Price (non-members): $49.99
Sale Price (members): $44.99
Original Price: $99.00
One Good Dog Deserves Another. Two Labrador Retrievers display their affectionate and patient nature in this hand-hooked Best Friends Accent Rug by greeting each other calmly (modeling, perhaps, how they expect their masters to welcome visitors). Like a good denim, the green field of this welcoming beauty will patina over time. 100% wool face, cotton canvas backing. 2'w. x 3'l.
Though canine sculptures abound in various Smithsonian museum collections, dogs are also represented by specific American canine heroes. Our National Museum of American History includes Stubby, the beloved mutt who received many medals for his courageous service in 17 WWI battles. Our National Postal Museum includes numerous dog tags and awards collected by the Railway Mail Service mascot Owney, who first followed carriers on their rounds, then on trains across the country in the late 19th century.
Every Smithsonian purchase will arrive with a museum provenance card explaining how it is adapted from or inspired by an object or objects in our collection.