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Handwoven from fabric scraps, rag rugs were once commonplace in thrifty North American households until the mid-twentieth century, ostensibly as a way to upcycle old clothing and sackcloth into something that could serviceably decorate a bare floor.

In an effort to revive the practice while making gorgeous works of home decor, Swedish designers Katarina Brieditis and Katarina Evans started Re Rag Rug, a year-long, experimental design project that aims to make a unique, recycled rag rug each month.

 

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Date: 2013-04-03


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