Simply put, these rugs are astoundingly gorgeous. And the Lady Liberty Trading Company sells more than just rugs – there are ornaments, and you can even buy the pattern to make your own rug! More interesting than that is the history behind these gorgeous works of art:

“In the 18th & 19th centuries women used a “penny” (about the size of our modern half dollar coin) as a template to cut circles of useable wool fabric from old clothing and blankets, etc. They then sewed these circles together into “rugs” (anything that lay on a flat surface). What we call a bedspread they called a bed rug, what we call a table runner they called a table rug, etc. They were never intended for the floor.”

Penny Rug

Penny Rug

 

Are you familiar with these rugs? I’m dying to know more, so if you’ve made one, let me know!

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