Hooked Rug, Gift to Henry Ford, 1927

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

1927

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

27.308.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Burlap
Flannel
Cotton (Textile)

Technique

Handmade

Color

Brown
Gray (Color)

Dimensions

Width: 25 in

Length: 55 in

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