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Lifetime of Rug-Hooking
Hooked mats and rugs were originally intended as functional pieces: a place to wipe dirty feet at the back door, or a cover for drafty floors. But at some point aesthetics crept into this process, and those simple mats have evolved into the wonderful folk art rugs we see today. Nova Scotia’s Doris Eaton has been hooking rugs for nearly fifty years and is one of the region’s most well-known rug hookers. Here, more than eighty of Doris’s rugs are featured in spectacular detail, complete with the inspiration and materials behind their creation.