Taatit Rugs: The Pile Bedcovers of Shetland. Carol Christiansen.
Taatit Rugs: The Pile Bedcovers of Shetland
Taatit Rugs: The Pile Bedcovers of Shetland
Taatit Rugs: The Pile Bedcovers of Shetland
Taatit Rugs: The Pile Bedcovers of Shetland

Taatit Rugs: The Pile Bedcovers of Shetland

Lerwick: Shetland Heritage Publications, 2015.

273 pp. 87 examples in color showing front and back and 89 color figures. 9.5 x 10.25 Paperback in New condition. Bumped corners. Item #BOOKS010357I
ISBN: 0993274048

The only monograph on these 17th- early 20th century rare, piled rugs which are a part of a tradition of Nordic bedcovers that stretched from Ireland to Finland. These woolen rugs were made with natural dyes in bold designs often incorporating Nordic and Shetlandic folklore. Many were woven as wedding gifts, one half woven by each family and then sewn together and were valued family heirlooms. Most include a provenance. Dr. Carol Christiansen is curator for the Shetland Museum and Archives.

Price: $150.00