We mourn the passing of a great artist and a good friend, Dahlov Ipcar
(November 12, 1917 – February 10, 2017).
Classic Rug Collection is proud of our association with Maine artist, author, and illustrator Dahlov Ipcar. In a career spanning more than 60 years, Mrs. Ipcar has written and illustrated more than 30 children’s and young adult books, starting with The Little Fisherman (by Margaret Wise Brown) in 1945 and including The Cat at Night, One Horse Farm, Hardscrabble Harvest, The Calico Jungle and My Wonderful Christmas Tree.
Barbara Barran has worked with Mrs. Ipcar to translate her images to a new medium: hand-sewn chain stitch. Made of wool thread on natural canvas, the pillows and rugs in the collection are completely made by hand in Kashmir.
This initial collection draws on images of dogs and cats from The Cat at Night, Black and White, and The Art of Dahlov Ipcar. Future collections will be issued every six months and will include images from the full range of Mrs. Ipcar’s body of work. Many of the artist’s books are available for purchase at www.IslandportPress.com.
All designs are the copyright of Dahlov Ipcar.
Please note: We have a limited quantity of items, and they will not be duplicated.