Made in Maine

Made in Maine

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From homespun textiles of wool and fl ax and custom-made pine and mahogany cabinetry to furnace-fired iron works and redware pottery, author Paul E. Rivard has set out to communicate the great significance of the industrial epoch in forming Maine as we know it today. Rivard, director of the Maine State Museum for fourteen years and of the American Textile History Museum for eight years, has a reverence for history that is evident throughout his work. Made in Maine offers readers a glimpse into the state's essential past'the ingenious ways by which products came to fruition as the nature of industry changed.As early as 1807 Hallowella#39;s Martha Ballard had a€œover hauled wollen rags; cut some for flocks and some for carpet filling.a€ At this ... All the common techniques to make rag rugsa€”weaving, braiding and hookinga€”were used in Maine homes.

Title:Made in Maine
Author: Paul E. Rivard
Publisher:The History Press - 2007

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