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Americana Rugs

Written by Anmy Leuthold
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Now, Americana rugs are predominantly used for its aesthetics, and are no longer used for utility or as a recreational get away. In a simple, but chic way, it serves as a means to decorate and beautify the household. Country living rugs are a way to warm not just the toes, but more importantly, they are a way to cozy the heart. Like a fire in a fireplace, it gives the home a charming, country style and feel that can warm the soul and settle into your heart.

Principally, Americana rugs were born from a desolate atmosphere of famine, freezing cold, and Indian arrows, made as a utility for keeping chill off the floors.
Apparently, rug making was also used as recreation. They were a means for a leisure escape for their makers. But the entertaining side of rug making was merely a small facet of a livelihood that was primarily motivated by necessity.

Americana Rugs for your Country Style Home

Flowers, geometrical and abstract patterns, and pictorial scenes with landscapes and animals were favorite designs of early-American rugs. They usually look their best in most simply decorated rooms. Washable cotton rugs are utilized in bathrooms and bedrooms; woolen rugs are useful for downstairs rooms. Oval and round braided rugs and hooked rugs are the most desirable of all the Americana area rugs.

There are several different procedures to making Americana rugs. For braided area rugs, strips of antiquated cloth were plaited and then wound flat in a circle or oval. In traditional patchwork rugs, scraps of cloth were sewn on unsophisticated woolen cloth. For hooked rugs, the most popular Americana rug, thin strips of old woolen or cotton material were hooked together to make a rug.

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