In Their Words

Planning a Rag Rug

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The weighty responsibility of planning the first rugs for an order or an exhibit, called forth such an amount of serious thought and contemplation that someone dubbed the results 'prayer rugs.'

Mary E. Allen, "How They Do it in Deerfield," Handicraft Vol. III, 1911, p. 407.

Deerfield photographer Mary Allen, also a tireless promoter of the town, here discusses the Deerfield Rug Makers' early ventures into designing rag rugs for the Arts and Crafts consumer.