2010.0007.001 Rug pattern, view 1
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Rug pattern (Hooked rug pattern)

  • Category:

    Textiles (Floorcovering)

  • Creator (Role):

    Edward S. Frost (Designer)

    E. S. Frost & Co. (Manufacturer of original design)

  • Place of Origin:

    Biddeford, Maine, New England, United States, North America

  • Date:

    1876-1890

  • Materials:

    Burlap; Paint

  • Techniques:

    Woven (plain), Stenciled

  • Museum Object Number:

    2010.0007.001


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Object Number

2010.0007.001

Object Name

Rug pattern (Hooked rug pattern)

Category

Textiles (Floorcovering)

Credit Line/Donor

Museum purchase with funds provided by the bequest of Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

Edward S. Frost (Designer)
1843-1894
Edward Sands Frost of Biddeford, Maine, was the most important name connected with rug hooking patterns. He was a Maine peddler who, while watching his wife hook a rug, decided he could draw a better design. Others saw his work, and ordered his drawn designs. In 1870 he initiated the idea of using stencils to duplicate and color his patterns. He made more than 200 designs. By 1876 he had made so much money he retired to California and sold all his stencils to a firm which retained his name but added "& Co." Many of his original tin and copper stencils are now owned by the Henry Ford Museum.

E. S. Frost & Co. (Manufacturer of original design)
1876
Edward Sands Frost of Biddeford, Maine, was the most important name connected with rug hooking patterns. He was a Maine peddler who, while watching his wife hook a rug, decided he could draw a better design. Others saw his work, and ordered his drawn designs. In 1870 he initiated the idea of using stencils to duplicate and color his patterns. He made more than 200 designs. By 1876 he had made so much money he retired to California and sold all his stencils to a firm which retained his name but added "& Co." Many of his original tin and copper stencils are now owned by the Henry Ford Museum.

Place of Origin

Biddeford, Maine, New England, United States, North America

Date

1876-1890

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Inscription; In the pattern; "No 93" (stenciled paint)
2. Inscription; In the pattern border; "E.S. FROST & CO, BIDDEFORD. ME" (stenciled paint)

Materials

Burlap; Paint

Techniques

Woven (plain), Stenciled

Dimensions (inches)

Dimensions (centimeters)

Object Description

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