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Book Review of
Hooked Rugs of the Deep South

By Jessie A. Turbayne

To the people of south, many created the rugs for their homes out of necessity in the early days. There weren’t the wide variety of stores to buy such useful items. History about these early rug is explored  As years passed, the techniques of hooking rugs became specialized with artists created works of art.

The deep south is composed of the five states of Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. Artists from each of these states are covered and the rugs they make are pictured. Under each rug pictured is a caption describing the piece, size and date made. Each of the artists demonstrate their special skill and the reasons for making particular rugs.

The artistry alone is reason enough to purchase this 8 ½” x 11” hardback book. The 288 pages cover over 840 colorful rugs. Come meet the artists and learn about the patterns they create. The book has a dust jacket and retails for $59.99

Hooked Rugs of the Deep South




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