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Rag rug

Rag rug

  • Date:

    ca. 1975 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hinchcliffe, John (designed)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Two types of rug weaving have been used; sormac and plain knotting onto the jute warp. The edges of the warp have been bent back and woven with lines of brown woollen weft. Brown wool binding wefts used throughout.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Frances Hinchcliffe.

  • Museum number:

    T.39-2001

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Small trial weaving of rag rug in stripes and zig zags of printed cotton strips of different types in pink, blue, purple and cream. Zig-zag design in sormac and hand knotting.

Date

ca. 1975 (made)

Artist/maker

Hinchcliffe, John (designed)

Materials and Techniques

Two types of rug weaving have been used; sormac and plain knotting onto the jute warp. The edges of the warp have been bent back and woven with lines of brown woollen weft. Brown wool binding wefts used throughout.

Dimensions

Length: 52 cm approx., Width: 34 cm approx.

Object history note

Given by John Hinchcliffe's first wife, Frances

Historical significance: John Hinchcliffe secured a niche in the 1970s for weaving rag rugs to commission. A number were for public and private collections, as well as churches. The V&A has one large example, T.161-1978.

Materials

Cotton; Wool

Techniques

Knotting

Production Type

Prototype

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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