GRENFELL HOOKED RUGS

MARIE MILLER ANTIQUE GRENFELL RUGS
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SARASOTA, FL. 34238
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ABOUT GRENFELL MATS

Dr. Wilfred T. Grenfell arrived in Labrador and Newfoundland from England. He found the native people to be suffering from poverty, hunger, and disease. He began a medical mission there and set up a cottage industry making hooked mats, rugs, and handicrafts. This helped alleviate the poor conditions. Silk stockings were sent to the mission from all over to be dyed and used in the making of these rugs. The mats are flawlessly hooked and are highly collectible. Every hole in the burlap was used with the hooking needle, creating the tiny stitches for which the rugs are famous. The Grenfell rugs are true Folk Art.

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MALLARDS IN FLIGHT $1850.

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Very large grenfell rug of Mallards in Flight. Measuring 53″ X 40″ this is a wonderful wall hanger. Original label “Grenfell Labrador Industries Handmade in Newfoundland and Labrador” . Colors are vibrant with little if any fading. Wonderful detailing and variegation. Issues are shown in close-ups of stains on back, small loss on top edge of rug, couple of missed stitches and a fold crease down the center. Overall good sturdy condition. Price $1850. Stock #18933

INUIT MOTHER AND BABY $295.

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Grenfell Inuit Mother and Baby mat. Original label: Grenfell Labrador Industries, handmade in Newfoundland and Labrador. Dates to around j1930’s. Size is 9″ X 12″ with cut corners. Nice condition with no fading or stains.

GRENFELL SKIER $475.

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Grenfell “Skier” mat, circa 1930. A rare subject for the Grenfell industry. Wonderful variegation and strong colors with little fading. Excellent clean condition. Original label “Grenfell Labrador Industries Handmade in Newfoundland and Labrador” . Diameter is 12″. Price #475. Stock #18919

THREE FLYING GEESE $495.

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Three Flying Geese Grenfell Rug, circa 1910. Large size 40″ X 26″. This is an older Grenfell and it has condition issues, priced accordingly. When hung on wall or resting on floor you don’t notice any of these issues. If you hold it up to the light you will find 7 small half inch holes. There are losses of thread mainly on the moon and lower border. (Shown in last two close ups.) The colors are strong and there are no stains. There is beautiful variegation throughout. The original older label says simply: “Grenfell Labrador Industries”. Price $495. Stock #19200

GRENFELL STANDING HUSKY DOG $395.

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Grenfell Standing Husky Dog mat. Diameter of mat is 8 1/2 inches. Original label dating the mat to the 1930’s. Hand hooked silk stockingts were dyed and hooked on a burlap base. Mat is clean and stain free. A few places of minor roughness where the threads were stitched down–shown in photos. Price $395. Stock #19136.

GRENFELL SHIP $350.

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Grenfell Ship mat, circa 1930. Actual mat measures 9″ X 7″. Excellent clean condition. Label reads: Grenfell Labrador Industries, Handmade in Labrador and Newfoundland. Price 295. Stock #18873

GRENFELL LARGE POLAR BEAR $495.

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Large Polar bear on ice floe with mountains in background. White polar bear on dark blue water. Silk stockings, dyed, were hooked on a burlap base . Condition is very good with little fading if you compare front to back. A couple of lines where threads are missing. Good label, dating the mat to the 1930’s. Diameter of mat is 12 inches. Price $495. Stock #19069

FLYING GOOSE $495.

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A goose flies over a pond with mountains in the background. Tall Marsh plants are growing along the shoreline. Wonderful variegation in the sky resembles colors at sundown. Mat is 12 1/2 inches in diameter. Silk stockings, dyed, were hooked on a burlap base .Condition is very good with little fading if you compare front to back. Small half inch area where threads were tacked down. Good label, dating the mat to the 1930’s. Price $495. Stock #19067

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