Shaker Museum

Rug

Multicolored knitted rug attributed to Sister Elvira Hulett, Church Family, Hancock, MA

ca. 1893

Object ID
1957.8574.1
Community
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Makers
Hulett, Elvira Curtis (1805-1895)
Description

Multi-color knitted round rug. Consists of garter stitch knitted strips of graduated widths sewn together to create eleven circles spiraling from the center. Rug is backed with heavy cotton fabric. Some of the rug's design is in the knitting, some carefully applied on top of strips.

Notes

To learn more, read this blog post on Sister Elvira's rugs: https://www.shakermuseum.us/the-knit-rugs-of-elvira-hulett/

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