GRENFELL VINTAGE HOOKED RUG
LIGHTHOUSE
Rug retains it original 1930's label.
Pristine Condition
Size: 13" in. high by 19" in. wide
SOLD


Grenfell Lighhouse

 

Grenfell Lighthouse Closeup

 

Grenfell Lighthouse Back

 

Grenfell Label 1Grenfell Label 2

 

 

ABOUT GRENFELL RUGS

The Grenfell Mission was the creation of Dr. Wilfred T. Grenfell, (1865-1940) who

visited Labrador and Newfoundland and found there a hardworking people, mostly

fishermen, plagued by poverty, hunger, disease and exploitation.

He implemented the concept of a social and medical mission, which could

be funded in part by a new cottage industry that employed the skill of local women in the

making of expertly hooked rugs and mats. This endeavour gave the women a feeling of

accomplishment as well as a form of occupational therapy.

Materials were acquired primarily through donation of silk stockings. “When

Your Stockings Run let them Run to Labrador!” was one of the pleas for contributions

when Dr. Grenfell lectured to raise funds for the mission throughout the USA. The

completed rugs were then sold to socialites, the upper classes and those with a trained

eye for quality craftsmanship in New York and Philadelphia and across Canada.

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