Rug hooking is the process of pulling yarn through a stiff woven base such as burlap. The loops are pulled through the backing material using a latch hook mounted in a wooden handle for leverage. It was very popular during the 70's- especially in my house. These are actual rugs made by my Grandfather Joseph D. Coviello (1921-1979).
Poppie served in WW2 and was a handsome man the likes of Errol Flynn. By the time I knew him as his first born grandchild he was a loving old man who liked to do the Tennessee Waltz with me. He had a full head of Italian hair and big streaks of grey (that I later learned he would pass down to me!). He putzed around the house gardening and the such. I don't know if it's just because I lived in his house or that it's fact- but I feel like I remember him working on these pieces of art. I somehow see him sitting with all the pieces of fabric strewn across a table and the hook going in and out of the rug. He titled the above picture Sunrise. I'm not exactly sure why but I enjoy the geometric shapes of it.
Picasso by the same name. I can't believe how detailed and determined he was to get every aspect of the painting in a rug. It must have taken him hours.