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Rug

Knitted rug attributed to Sister Elvira Hulett, Hancock, MA

ca. 1893

Object ID:
1957.8933.1
Community:
Massachusetts, Hancock
Makers
Hulett, Elvira Curtis (1805-1895)
Description

Multi-colored knitted round rug. Consists of knitted strips in graduated widths sewn together, creating eight circles in a spiral from the center. The edges of each ring are sewn together. Rug is bound with two distinct rows of braided fabrics. Rug is backed with cotton fabric and tied to rug with yarn.

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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Shaker Museum Rug. https://shakermuseum.us/object/?id=4051. Accessed on February 22, 2024

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Shane Rothe

Curatorial Associate

Shane Rothe (they/them) joined Shaker Museum in July 2023, working with independent curator Maggie Taft on an exhibition for the new museum space in Chatham. Shane is an artist as well as a curator and continues to create in the mediums of painting, sculpture, writing, and performance. Shane holds a BFA from CalArts and an MA in art history and curatorial studies from the University of Chicago.