Lion and Beavers Hooked Rug
The presence of beavers in the pattern of this rug denotes Canadian influence as does the variety of fabrics used.Full description »
The presence of beavers in the pattern of this rug denotes Canadian influence as does the variety of fabrics used. The animals and flowers, however, are hooked in a raised pile. High pile rugs, such as this one, were made in the Waldoboro area of Maine. They were usually hooked on a linen foundation. The term ‘Waldoboro’ type today refers to any rug with a sculptured pile surface.
'The big expressive shape of the lion is a delightful golden yellow with white sock feet. The simple larger-than-life flowers, in shades of pink, add a lyric air and the lacy stems and leaves fill the space deliciously. The birds add the movement of fluttering life to the composition. A dark warm ground sets off the chalky pastels glowingly – in short, a small piece of theatre to delight any viewer.' Kaffe Fassett, internationally renowned textile artist
From 1875 to 1900