Introducing our new line of penny rugs!
In the 1800s, starting around the time of the Civil War, thrifty homemakers would use scraps of wool or felted wool from old clothing, blankets and hats to create designs for mats or rugs. Most designs included circles and images from everyday life such as flowers, birds, and shapes such as stars and hearts.
Traditionally, these rugs were stitched using coins as templates to create circles. Thus, the name “penny” rug. Sometimes a penny was even stitched inside the mat to make it lie flat.
Penny rugs were once used as decorative coverings for beds, tables and dressers and mantles, but our penny rugs are sturdy and designed to be used as a floor covering. No pennies needed! See the entire penny rug line here.
We currently offer five patterns in the penny rug style, from the 2’x3′ size all the way up to a stunning 8×10 area rug.
CARE INSTRUCTIONS: Wipe off any spills quickly to prevent staining. Vacuuming without a beater brush is recommended. Lint removers are great for removing lint or dirt. This rug can be professionally dry cleaned.
Designed and manufactured by Homespice Decor.