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Pictorial mat

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

early 20th century
Attributed to Grenfell Labrador Industries, Newfoundland and Labrador


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Twine, dyed sisal; cotton plain weave; and burlap

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



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, off-white, blue, black, and green, and thin black borders, with a woven marker’s label affixed to the reverse. Labeled: “Grenfell Labrador Industries, Newfoundland and Labrador”


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

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund