Les Trois Pignons

Cape Breton Island

This excellent museum explains how rug hooking went from home-based activity to international business. Artifacts illustrate early life and artisanship in Chéticamp. Almost everything – from bottles to rugs – was collected by one eccentric local resident, Marguerite Gallant. Among the amazing array of hooked rugs, look out for portraits of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the Queen, and Christ attended by angels.

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