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Pictorial mat

Hooked sisal and cotton pictorial mat with artic sailing vessels at sunset, the elongated rectangular mat composed of dyed sisal twine and cotton strips hooked onto a burlap backing, depicting six sailing vessels with ice floes, and the sun setting on the horizon, worked in shades of brown,...

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Purchased at Skinner, Inc. in Boston, MA by MFA on March 21, 2007

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Hooked Sisal and Cotton Pictorial Mat with Artic Sailing Vessels at Sunset

Newfoundland, early 20th century


Height x width: 15 5/8 x 50 1/2 in. (39.7 x 128.3 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Twine, dyed sisal; cotton plain weave; and burlap


Textiles and Fashion Arts