The Story of the Hooked Rugs of Chéticamp — and their artisans
by Anselme Chiasson and Annie-Rose Deveau • translated by Marcel LeBlanc • 100 photos • 160 pages
THIS DELIGHTFUL BOOK is filled with full-colour pictures of hooked rugs and rare historic black-and-white photos. It keeps alive a folk craft that developed into a successful community industry.
This updated edition includes details about the lives of Chéticamp rug hookers, the rug making process, the tools and materials, as well as examples of magnificent tapestries and rugs in the collection of Élizabeth Lefort Gallery, Les Trois Pignons. This book trumpets the skill and pride of an extraordinary people in a beautiful place, the Acadians of Cape Breton Island.
Hard work, dedication, disputes and cooperation come to life in this well-researched history of a humble folk craft that grew to a world-renowned art form. Rich with anecdote, beauty and warmth leap from the pages!
ALSO AVAILABLE IN FRENCH: L'histoire des tapis "hookés" de Chéticamp