Home Economics: 150 Years of Canadian Hooked Rugs
Thursday, February 7, 6pm as part of the Thursdays To Be Discovered series.
Exhibition: Feb 7-April 22, 2019.
Home Economics explores the unique stories and histories that have informed hooked rugs in Canada, the highly recognizable forms of folk art with roots in 19th-century North America. Featuring dozens of hooked rugs from the Textile Museum of Canada’s rich archive of international material culture, the exhibition represents generations of artisanal entrepreneurship, women’s domestic and collective work, as well as rural development in Canada.
This is a travelling exhibition organized and circulated by the Textile Museum of Canada with the support of the Museum Assistance Program of the Department of Canadian Heritage.
Image: Emily Carr: Double Eagle Rug, c. 1915 – 1918. Cotton, wool, hooked. 70 x 152 cm. Collection of Jody Doulis and Kathryn Taylor. HE2015.7.1. Courtesy of the Textile Museum of Canada.