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George Wells 1976 Vintage Original Hand Hooked Rug of House

George Wells 1976 Vintage Original Hand Hooked Rug of House

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  • Vintage item from the 1970s
  • Material: Wool
  • Favorited by: 5 people
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This is a gorgeous vintage hand hooked rug made and signed by George Wells 1976. It is one-of-a-kind and probably was a commissioned piece of someone's home. It is in good shape, I'm afraid to have it cleaned since I do not know if that would be safe for it. It is a door mat size rug, measuring 30 1/2" W X 24" D. It is signed on the back George Wells 1976. He was an incredible craftsman...I am sharing his bio below.

George Wells purchased The Ruggery in 1956 after a career in retailing, where he designed merchandise, displays and store interiors. Wells had been hooking rugs for some time, and his abstract designs were the beginning of a new style of rug making. His work was widely exhibited and received top awards in national competitions. Wells’ innovative rug designs expanded to include the finely detailed pictorial scenes for which The Ruggery became famous. Renowned for his modern designs, Wells said he enjoyed “making untraditional designs for traditional houses.” Wells compared his work as a master rug maker to that of a stage designer. “The stage setting is the room, and the rug must suit the setting and the characters who live in that setting,” he said. “Above all, the characters must enjoy the rugs.” Wells’ achievements included awards from the National Designer Craftsman Exhibition, New York Architectural League and American Institute of Decorators, among others. He was also an advocate for rug hooking as rehabilitation and therapy, and worked with the New York State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation to provide instruction and materials."
This is a gorgeous vintage hand hooked rug made and signed by George Wells 1976. It is one-of-a-kind and probably was a commissioned piece of someone's home. It is in good shape, I'm afraid to have it cleaned since I do not know if that would be safe for it. It is a door mat size rug, measuring 30 1/2" W X 24" D. It is signed on the back George Wells 1976. He was an incredible craftsman...I am sharing his bio below.

George Wells purchased The Ruggery in 1956 after a career in retailing, where he designed merchandise, displays and store interiors. Wells had been hooking rugs for some time, and his abstract designs were the beginning of a new style of rug making. His work was widely exhibited and received top awards in national competitions. Wells’ innovative rug designs expanded to include the finely detailed pictorial scenes for which The Ruggery became famous. Renowned for his modern designs, Wells said he enjoyed “making untraditional designs for traditional houses.” Wells compared his work as a master rug maker to that of a stage designer. “The stage setting is the room, and the rug must suit the setting and the characters who live in that setting,” he said. “Above all, the characters must enjoy the rugs.” Wells’ achievements included awards from the National Designer Craftsman Exhibition, New York Architectural League and American Institute of Decorators, among others. He was also an advocate for rug hooking as rehabilitation and therapy, and worked with the New York State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation to provide instruction and materials."

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