I've seen pictures of these rugs in the past, but did not know they were known as Hutchinson rugs until a week or two ago when Saundra filled me in. Their rugs were the featured exhibit at rug week at Sauder Village. The following was taken from the Sauder Village website.
James & Mercedes Hutchinson
"Notable collectors have been adding these humorous, quirky, and distinctive rugs to their collections for years. Antique dealers have said there are a couple hundred rugs attributed to this couple. So, who are the Hutchinson’s and how many rugs are there?
The collection, created from the 1920’s to 1950’s, are well known for their whimsical and humorous inscriptions, such as “I Love My Good Man with a Tender Devotion, But I Can Not Go His Kin!” or “Must I Always Cook For My Husband's Kin, Out From My Kitchen What Do I See, Relatives Walking 2 & 3, So They Can Eat More Heartily.” There are many motifs that are common to these rugs like -- family, couples, cupids, firemen, sailors, famous people, pets and animals; with themes such as love, everyday challenges, humorous situations or memorable events. These rugs are one of America’s largest collections of hooked rugs -- and a treasure!
The story is intriguing – filled with little known tales and debunked old rumors. The number of rugs is far greater than ever known. After many years of research, the story of the rugs and the Hutchinson family has been documented in the book Rug Hooking Traditions with James & Mercedes Hutchinson, which will debut with this exhibit at Rug Hooking Week 2016."
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Contemporary Hutchinson style rugs.
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