Hooked Rug

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1868-1899

GUSN

GUSN-7718

Description

Rectangular hand hooked and shirred rug with central oval enclosing a three masted ship in blue, red and brown on white. Oval is surrounded by leaves and red flowers with a blue scalloped border. Unbound.

Details

Descriptive Terms

rugs
burlap
hooking
shirring
wool (textile)
Rug
Rug

Label

Emily and Elise Tyson enjoyed collecting a variety of objects such as antique furniture, dolls, and glass. Folk art, particularly decorative items and textiles worked by women, was a favorite collectible of the women. Examples of this interest are the many hooked rugs that can be seen throughout the house. The rugs vary from patterned imitations of floral and Oriental-style rugs to whimsical depictions of animals and sailing ships. Little is known about who made the rugs or where the women acquired them but, no doubt, they came from a variety of sources and were acquired during the years Emily and Elise summered at the house.

Associated Building

Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Floor Coverings

Dimensions

50 1/4 x 31 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Accession Number

1949.1019