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Antigonish Heritage Museum

Mat


Accession number: 2007.037.001
Category: Floor covering
Object type: Hooked
Date: circa 1955
Materials: Fibre
Measurements: 100 cm L x 62 cm W
Narrative: A mat is a piece of fabric or material placed on the floor for warmth, decoration and practical purposes. The mat is made by pulling strips of fabric through an open weave backing such as burlap. The maker of this piece was a native of Caledonia Mills, Antigonish County and learned the craft from older family members. The gabardine used in the mat was salvaged from an old police uniform that was worn by the maker's husband.
Description:

Oblong mat; floral motif centered and surrounded by a scalloped line design. 6 cm black colour border trims the mat

History of Use:

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