Hooked Rug, Gift to Henry Ford, 1930

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

1930

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

30.488.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Louise Bedford.

Material

Burlap
Cotton (Textile)
Textile

Technique

Handmade

Color

Black (Color)
Pink (Color)
Gray (Color)
White (Color)
Purple
Beige (Color)

Dimensions

Length: 35 in

Width: 30.75 in

Inscriptions

1930 FORD

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