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Janes Rag Rugs

What are Rag Rugs?

Hooky Landscape Rug by JaneThere is a resurgence of interest in the making of rag rugs and this is due to recent publicity to re-use, recycle, and regenerate.

Some examples of textiles and rag rugs can be seen in The Museum of Welsh History, Cardiff and The American Museum of Bath. Some modern copies of rag rugs made by Jane are in the Llwyn-yr-eos Farmhouse in Cardiff.

New rag rugs were often made for special occasions, such as weddings, Whitsun or Easter.

Rugs were a necessity before the days of fitted capets and central heating - the whole family took part in the making.

Rag Rugs were made in many welsh kitchens, with the family gathered around the fire. They created hardwearing and beautiful rugs.

Hardy Welsh sheep provided the fleeces from which clothes were made. Many people were employed in the coal mines and the rural industries which needed practical clothes. These were eventually turned into something new to grace the hearth or bedroom floor!


Last Modified on: 05-12-2018

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