This small, circa 1930’s, mat was produced by the Grenfell Labrador Industries located on the the coastlines of Newfoundland and Labrador. The Grenfell Mission was the creation of Dr. Wilfred T. Grenfell, (1865-1940) who visited Labrador and Newfoundland and found hardworking people, mostly fishermen, plagued by poverty, hunger, disease and exploitation. He implemented the concept of a social and medical mission, which could be funded in part by a new cottage industry that employed the skill of local women in the making of expertly hooked rugs and mats. The mat is in excellent original condition and mounted on a modern wood frame. W: 12”, H: 16”.