Halifax, Nova Scotia was our second cruise stop. It's a big city ~ very beautiful city!
We were picked up by bus and our first visit was to the Hooked Rug Museum of North America in Queensland, Nova Scotia. It was founded by Hugh and Suzanne Condron ~ definitely their labor if love
There are lots of vintage rugs and also contemporary rugs. It was suggested that I only take photos of the older ones.
This rug depicts the peddlar, E. S. Frost and his wagon.
These are templates and an old time printing machine that stamped out patterns. The templates are hand-carved ~ works of art on their own.
Two original stamped patterns ~ I would be happy to frame and hang them as they are. Several years ago, I was offered a stamped Frost pattern for $150!!!!! I passed on the opportunity.
The museum is temperature controlled and this is one of the rooms.
Very nice rug ~ they all are in very good condition and displayed perfectly.
These three rugs are made from strands of twine hooked into feedback backing. They were very interesting and there were quite a few on display.
There were so many rugs that it was hard to take it all in. Would love to spend more time there. They were very gracious and had refreshments for us and there's a wonderful shopping area of rugs and mats to buy.
If you ever get the opportunity, you should go ~ a rug hookers dream!
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