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Rag rug

Rag rug

  • Date:

    ca.1977-1978 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hinchcliffe, John (designed)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Specially dyed cotton rags knotted through jute warp with brown woollen binding wefts used throughout

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Frances Hinchcliffe.

  • Museum number:

    T.40-2001

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Trial sample for a rag rug using specially dyed cottons on a jute warp. The cottons run through a rainbow spectrum from orange, through reds, pinks, dark to pale blues to purple. Loose warp threads form a fringe at both ends.

Date

ca.1977-1978 (made)

Artist/maker

Hinchcliffe, John (designed)

Materials and Techniques

Specially dyed cotton rags knotted through jute warp with brown woollen binding wefts used throughout

Dimensions

Length: 66 cm including fringes, Width: 25 cm

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. This may be a trial for a large example commissioned by the V&A (T.161-1998).

Descriptive line

Trial sample for a rag rug in printed and dyed cottons in a rainbow spectrum of colours. A beige fringe at either end.

Materials

Cotton; Jute; Wool

Techniques

Knotting; Dyeing

Production Type

Prototype

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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