The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Ligonier is excited to announce its latest exhibition, A Celebration of Texture and Pattern: Hooked Rugs and Historic Coverlets. Ligonier native Barb Carroll is a local hooked rug expert with a passion for antique coverlets.
Carroll has always admired coverlets on display at the National Museum of the American Coverlet (Coverlet Museum) and has now partnered with them to create this amazing exhibition pairing modern hooked rugs with historic coverlets.
Since the Industrial Revolution in America, coverlets have been forgotten by many. Before the Industrial Revolution, household items were woven by hand. Coverlets were no exception being hand spun with hand dyed yarns, signed and dated and were considered a showpiece for the weavers.
This exhibition will feature historic coverlets paired with modern hooked rugs inspired by the colorful and graphic patterned original “period” coverlets from the Coverlet Museum.