The travelling exhibition Home Economics explores the unique stories and histories behind Canadian hooked rugs, a form of folk art with roots in 19th-century North America.
The exhibition features over 100 hooked rugs from the Textile Museum of Canada, representing generations of artisanal entrepreneurship, women’s domestic and collective work, as well as rural development in Canada.
If you are into hooked rugs, or Canadian folk art, you may have caught the show in one of its many stops across the country. It wraps up this month in Chatham, Ontario, at the Thames Art Gallery, through June 30.
“Featuring examples of material reuse and recycling by early Canadian settlers to today’s thriving art practices, Home Economics highlights the same impulses at play over two centuries – craft innovation that embraces aesthetic practice, traditional technique and vernacular design,” notes for the exhibition explain.
See more on the exhibition website, here.
Categories: Textile Art
I did see this show, when first on display at the Textile Museum in Toronto – glad to know it’s been on the road, and it’s great to see it again
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