American hooked and sewn rugs: folk art underfoot
In 1974 Joel and Kate Kopp were guest curators for the ground-breaking and very popular exhibition of hooked rugs held at the Museum of American Folk Art in New York. In that exhibition and in this book, first published in 1975, then expanded and reissued in 1985, the Kopps brought a new eye to the field and showed how the primitive imagery that appears in these rugs often parallels other categories of folk art. With over 250 illustrations, nearly 200 of them in color, the authors trace the development of the hooked rug, from its origins in eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century yarn-sewn bed rugs to twentieth-century examples of hooked rugs.
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American Hooked and Sewn Rugs was a very informative book which covered information on the history of rughooking, it's predecessors, and the techiniques involved to make them. Full of large color photographs of the rugs, with detailed descriptions. Like a tour thru a museum of historical folk art rugs. Large detailed illustrations of constrution techniques in the back of the book. Excellent! ...
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