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Hosted by the Division of Community Health & Humanities of Memorial University of Newfoundland.
This mat was hooked by a woman from northern Newfoundland for the Grenfell Industrial. The Industrial was a cottage industry established by Dr. Wilfred T. Grenfell in the early years of the 20th century to sell crafts in aid of the people of outport Newfoundland and Labrador. Dr. Grenfell believed the production – and sale – of such handiwork would bring money, confidence, and well-being to the communities he served. Photo Courtesy of Paula Laverty, Silk Stocking Mats: Hooked Mats of the Grenfell Mission (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2005).
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