Hooked Rug, Gift to Henry Ford, 1937

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 unusual 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 unusual hooked rug. A popular gift, many of these found their way to the industrialist's estate, Fair Lane.

Artifact

Hooked rug

Date Made

1937

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

37.805.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Burlap
Wool (Textile)
Cotton (Textile)

Technique

Handmade

Color

Green
Blue
Yellow
Black (Color)
Brown
Pink (Color)
Gray (Color)

Dimensions

Width: 18.25 in

Length: 30.25 in

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