1957 Classic Rug

Submitted by Markydoodle November 14th, 2009

Rug or wall hanging optional, this mass-produced 30” x 20″ piece combines the almost lost craft of automotive design rug-making and the always favorite 1957 Chevy Bel-air. Courtesy Stephen Rice Milligan.

5 Responses to “1957 Classic Rug”

  1. Allee Willis

    I love these kind of hooked rugs. I always figured they were handmade as the edges are always so ratty but now that you say it’s mass produced I won’t be as prejudiced against the assembly line kind as they still have that fantastically naive Kitsch look.

    My brother had a gold/copper and white ’56 Bel-Air. My lust for ’50’s cars began with that.

    How old is this rug?

  2. Mark Milligan

    They come as a kit, so the kit is mass-produced. This one was hooked by Mom. It’s about 15 years old.

    I had a salmon (pink) and white ’57 Bel-Air 2 dr hardtop in high school in the early 70’s, complete with an 8-track screwed to the bottom of the dash. My current wife and I dated in it.