Vintage 1960s Flora's Hand Hooked Pot Holder Hot Pad - Made in Cheticamp, Nova Scotia - Bird Design
A Canadian tradition since the 1920's...
The story of Flora's Hand Hooked rugs begins in the 1920s with an American woman named Lilian who traveled to the picturesque province of Nova Scotia to teach the art of rug hooking and wool dying. What started as simple instruction in a unique handicraft soon bloomed into a regional art that made the ladies of Cheticamp, Nova Scotia prized artisans.
One of those artists was Flora Boudreau who began selling her hooked rugs in the 1950s in her Cheticamp store simply called Flora's. Now a multi-generation family-run business, Flora's has continued to offer unique hand hooked rugs made locally in Nova Scotia for the past 70 years. Known for their unique designs, interesting color arrangements, and handy usefulness, Flora rugs come in all shapes and sizes from large floor mats to petite pieces made for dollhouses.
This 6.25" inch square hand hooked Flora piece featuring a pretty bird on a branch was made in the 1960s for multi-functional kitchen use. Serving as a potholder, hot pad or coaster for pitchers, coffee pots, and teapots, it's an absolute beauty in design. It also moonlights as a cheerful wall hanging highlighting Canadian folk art at its most pretty.
- Made of 100% wool
- Contains original label
- Colors include marigold, raspberry, butter, pale lemon, black, ivory, sage, seafoam green, and hawthorn.
In absolutely gorgeous condition. Contains no spots, stains, or pulled threads
Measures 6.25" inches x 6.25" inches x .25" inches (thickness)