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Rag rug hook

Description:

Hook for making rag rugs. Comprises a violin shaped section of wood split along the centre and held together with a metal plate. The two sections slide past each other.  There is a needle fitted at the top which has a large hole and works against a v-shaped bar to loop the stitches through the carpet backing.

Materials/Media:
(handles) wood, (needle) metal & steel, (joint) metal & brass
Dimensions:
length 235mm, width 90mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:0207.64
Digital Number:
DMTL024n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council