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Antigonish Heritage Museum


Accession number: 2006.043.006
Category: Floor covering
Date: before 2006
Materials: Fibre
Measurements: 95 cm L x 82 cm W
Narrative: The rugs made by Mary Catherine MacDonald Sommers were from rags and old clothing she coloured herself with commercial dyes.

This nearly squared off rug has 10 squares along the length of it and 8 along the width for 80 squares in total. These squares alternate between colourful horizontal and vertical stripes to make a weaved look. Although it would seem some of the squares are mismatched so the weave effect is lost in certain areas.

History of Use:

Floor covering used for warmth and decorative purposes in a home.

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