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Catalogne chemin d’escalier/stair runner

Identifier: MCC-00485

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of one catalogne (material woven from strips of old colored fabrics). This catalogne was woven by the Cercle de fermières de la Durantaye, a region in the province of Quebec, and was made to be used as a stair runner. The catalogne measures 19 feet long by 22 inches wide with raspberry red, beige, green, and blue colors. It was bought by the Acadian Archives to be part of their permanent collection.


  • Creation: Approximately 1980
  • Other: 2009-09-07

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions on access.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has not been assigned to the Acadian Archives/Archives acadiennes. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Acadian Archives/Archives acadiennes


A catalogne has its origins in Europe. L’encyclopédie de l’artisnat : Bois et Textiles, 1975, says that it holds its name from Sieur de Catalan who lived in the 17th century. At that time, the catalogne was a carpet. It has been brought to Quebec as a carpet but it was turned into a bed blanket in the Quebec area. A traditional catalogne is woven on a loom with strips of old clothes while the commercial ones are of new material.


.82 Cubic Feet (1 box ) ; One catalogne measuring 228 inches (19 feet) long by 22 inches wide

Language of Materials

No linguistic content; Not applicable

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This item was bought by the Acadian Archives for their permanent exhibit

Catalogne chemin d’escalier/stair runner
Anne Chamberland
Language of description
Script of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Acadian Archives Repository

University of Maine at Fort Kent
23 University Drive
Fort Kent ME 04743 United States