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'Father Christmas and Dogs Taking Presents 'Round the Village'

  • Object:

    Rug

  • Place of origin:

    Canada (made)

  • Date:

    1930-1935 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Dawson, Rhoda (maker)
    Grenfell Mission (made for)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hooked wool and burlap

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mrs Rhoda Bickerdale

  • Museum number:

    T.454-1992

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

  • Image unavailable

Physical description

Small rug of wool hooked through burlap, showing a stylised Father Christmas and six helpers, five in all-white, one in a red hat, delivering presents to a village in a snowy maritime landscape. Father Christmas stands on a green and red sleigh with a sack of gifts, pointing the way, and the helpers are pulling him along. The chief helper (with the red hat) also carries a sack on his back.

Place of Origin

Canada (made)

Date

1930-1935 (made)

Artist/maker

Dawson, Rhoda (maker)
Grenfell Mission (made for)

Materials and Techniques

Hooked wool and burlap

Dimensions

Weight: 0.3 kg, Width: 66 cm left to right, Length: 26 cm top to bottom

Object history note

Registered File number 1984/1852.

Descriptive line

Hooked rug, 'Father Christmas and Dogs Taking Presents 'Round the Village'', made by Rhonda Dawson for Grenfell Mission, Canada, 1930-1935

Materials

Wool; Hessian

Techniques

Hooked

Subjects depicted

Figures; Houses; Gifts; Father Christmas; Sleighs

Categories

Textiles; Floor coverings; Christmas

Collection code

T&F

Qr_O352654
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