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  • Hardcover: 190 pages
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing (March 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764328824
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764328824
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 9.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #869,044 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Not exciting but very informative and well illustrated.
JuEwelry
Such continual details and commentary on what they tell about Maine hooked rugs makes for not only informative, but engrossing reading on the field.
Henry Berry
This book contains fabulous photos of antique rugs along with a great historic perspective.
Lois H Hilliard

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By L. Sterling on April 28, 2008
Format: Hardcover
This book is a serious study of Maine's Rug hooking tradition. It is well researched and the stories flow easily and informatively. Color photos and paper quality is excellent. Worthy addition to any American textile/rug library.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Henry Berry on June 25, 2008
Format: Hardcover
As Peladeau shows, the field of Maine hooked rugs is surprisingly complex. It's certainly more involved and more fertile than ones who know it simply as a category of "Maine hooked rugs" realize. The field is given complexity and richness by different periods, rug makers, regions, and skills. The author brings all these elements out by an uncommon depth of research sustained by an intertwined personal and professional interest. She lectures on aspects of the topic, has organized exhibitions, and collects research materials on it.

Peladeau finds, for instance, that in the 1859 Maine Charitable Mechanic Fair, three rugs were exhibited. But she goes beyond this fact to relate what it says about the field at this moment in its history. That only the few rugs were exhibited indicates "that interest in rugs had waned somewhat..."; and even more, that the small number indicates that interest in rugs at the time "was centered in the Portland area" and other crafts such as quilts and shell box work had come into greater favor. Such continual details and commentary on what they tell about Maine hooked rugs makes for not only informative, but engrossing reading on the field.

Hooked rugs continue to hold appeal for many collectors and others in the antiques' field because they are a genuine folk art with old Maine and New England associations. Rug hooking was a traditional skill passed on to young woman. Hooked rugs served practical and decorative purposes in homes before surviving ones became desirable collector's items as homes became modernized and the frontier and Victorian tastes and skills they represented passed away.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By S. Lecure on April 19, 2008
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I just received this book and initially thumbed through it. I almost sent it back - based only on the pictures of old rugs. I am so used to books based on contemporary rugs that my first thought was that these old rugs were somehow dull, but when I slowed down to read the history I had second thoughts. I started from the beginning of the book and read through it then studied the pictures. It is a wealth of information and an asset to any serious traditional rug hooker's library.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Joe173 on June 7, 2009
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Well-written, detailed, interesting and nicely illustrated. This may have more information that most rug-hookers want, but it would be fascinating to those interested in the beginnings of rug hooking.
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