Lilac Oval Toothbrush Rag Rug 40" x 26.5"

Cottage, Country, Recycled, Oval Rug, Amish Knot Rug, Rag Rug

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Available Until Saturday, November 11, 2017 7:07:00 AM
Available Since Friday, July 14, 2017 7:07:00 AM
Listed By   Ridgerunner Connections

This beautiful large oval rugs is 40" x 26.5". It is made from 5 recycled sheets, and thick and sturdy. It weighs almost 4 1/2 pounds. It contains shades of Lilac with a patterned lilac colored print. 

It is a very old method particularly popular during the depression called Amish Knot, or Toothbrush Rug. It is neither crocheted or braided, but rather is constructed by knotting fabric into the previous rows. The tool is actually made from the handle of a toothbrush.  Since it is indiviually knotted, each knot can be pulled tighly so the rug retains it's thickness and stiffness even years after it is made.  There are no strings to break like a braided rug.  It will not unravel like a crocheted rug can.  They will last for years after repeated washing.

To clean, simply put  it in the washing machine.  If it is extra dirty, add some type of oxi cleaner.  Then put it into the dryer until it is damp, and lay flat to air dry.  

I call them a generational rug because my grandchildren will still be using my rugs long after I pass.  Totally recycled.  Totally made with love.

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