Hooked Rug, Gift to Henry Ford, 1933

Summary

For many women in the early 20th century, Henry Ford's affordable automobile represented freedom and financial security, especially if they were fortunate to be part of the Ford Motor Company family. Their expressions of thanks were often homemade, like this hooked rug. A popular gift, many of these found their way to the industrialist's estate, Fair Lane.

For many women in the early 20th century, Henry Ford's affordable automobile represented freedom and financial security, especially if they were fortunate to be part of the Ford Motor Company family. Their expressions of thanks were often homemade, like this hooked rug. A popular gift, many of these found their way to the industrialist's estate, Fair Lane.

Artifact

Hooked rug

Date Made

1933

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

33.260.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Mrs. Catherine Battah.

Material

Hooked
Burlap
Yarn
Wool (Textile)

Technique

Handmade

Color

Green
Blue
Black (Color)
Beige (Color)
Brown
Gray (Color)

Dimensions

Length: 45 in

Width: 26 in

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