CHIASSON, Anselme DEVEAU, Annie-Rose
Title: History of Cheticamp Hooked Rugs and their Artisans.. First Edition.
Publisher:  Lescarbot Publications, Yarmouth, 1985, ISBN:0921443110
Seller ID: 64499
CHIASSON, Father Anselme. The History of Chéticamp Hooked Rugs and their Artisans. A Project of "La Société Saint-Pierre". Edited by Father Anselme Chiasson. Researched by Annie-Rose Deveau. Translated by Marcel LeBlanc. (Yarmouth, Nova Scotia) : Lescarbot Publications, n.d. . First Edition. Pp (6),7-183,(5) + 16 pages of colour photos. Many other illustrations in the text. 8vo, card covers with white spine. Tennyson, Cape Bretoniana 4929. "Hooked rugs and tapestries have been famous for more than 50 years and constitute a unique form of handicrafts in Chéticamp. These are renowned for their perfect workmanship, rich soft colours, their diversity of design and often also for their distinguished owners. These rugs have an equally colorful history. The fact that they were introduced in Chéticamp by a New York artist, Miss Lillian Burke and by the family of the famous inventor, Mr. Alexander Graham Bell, already gives them an illustrious beginning." - from the foreword by Pere Chiasson. Chapters : 1. Chéticamp: Its Geographic Location, Its Founding and Evolution; 2. The Different Kinds of Rugs and Their Use; 3. Rugs Made with Wool and Jute Canvas with the Use of a Hook; 4. The First sales, The Pedlars; 5. Fledgling Beginnings with Different Kinds of Rugs; 6. Important turning point in the history of hooked rugs. Miss Burke's arrival from New York; 7. Miss Burke's demands and her kind-heartedness; 8.The extraordinary development of the rug making industry; 9. The notorious 1936-1937 crisis; 10. Mrs. Charlie Aucoin and the dissenting grooup; 11. S ome of the Handcraft's Renowned Artists; 12. The Boutiques; 13. New Initiatives and Perspectives for the Future. Very good. 30.00