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Since the beginning of American rug hooking in the 1850's, thrifty housewives, farmers, and sailors used their castoff woolen clothes to create rag rugs featuring images of their beloved pets. These homey images have continued to be the most valuable genre of antique hooked rugs for savvy collectors.

J. Conner Hooked Rugs can make a portrait of your pet in a wide range of sizes and prices--or design a kit for you to complete a most loving gift for a family member!! Please call for information and to discuss the size, format, price, and style of your custom pet portrait rug or kit: 207-625-3325. You will also want to share many good, close up and full body digital photos of your pet by email: jconnerhookedrugs@gmail.com

Roses and fanciful flowers surround these playful cats in this 1890's  antique hooked rug.

Antique Cats Rug

This dalmation was one of the most popular Edward Sands Frost patterns from the late 19th century.

Dalmation 19th Century

These Bengal cats and this Golden retriever were each a small detail of room-sized custom order rugs for private clients.

Bengal Cats and Golden Retriever

Ramsey - Dog Portrait


A small oval portrait-in this case a Cocker Spaniel--makes a perfect, affordable gift.

Cocker Spaniel Hooked Rug

Our Tess is proud to pose next to her realistic hooked portrait pillow.

Tess - Portrait Pillow

Karen Tompson immortalizes her dear "Ramsey" in this unfinished wide- cut portrait.

Tess - Portrait Pillow

A hooked pet portrait of my Corgi dog, Bella, surrounded by a Victorian style floral border.

Dog Portrait Rug

Another beautiful hooked pet portrait - this one a dog relaxing at the beach.

Edie - Portrait Rug
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