Story: Meat and wool

Scenic rug

Scenic rug

This woollen floor rug, made in 1957, was the first in the Riccarton scenic rug series, manufactured by Feltex Carpets from 1957 to 1966. Brendan Hartwell designed this rug, which depicts a map of New Zealand. The series was aimed at the tourist market, but is now popular with New Zealand collectors.

Image courtesy of Feltex Carpets

Using this item

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Reference: GH015427
Artwork by Brendan Hartwell

Permission of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Alistair Nicol and Caroline Saunders, 'Meat and wool - Wool production and processing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/object/19231/scenic-rug (accessed 3 April 2020)

Story by Alistair Nicol and Caroline Saunders, published 24 Nov 2008