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AMISH UNRAVELLED YARN ANTIQUE RUG


 
AMISH UNRAVELLED YARN ANTIQUE RUG
 


   
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A rare find is this Ohio Amish sewn rug. It is made by sewing long narrow strips of woolen clothing scraps  that have been unravelled at the edges on to a mattress ticking foundation. The result is a shaggy effect in great early colors. See a similar example in the Kidron Amish Museum in Holmes County Ohio. I don;t know if this type of rug or mat making was practiced among the PA Lancaster County Amish, it may be a Midwestern handicraft. These rare rugs have been| mistakenly thought to be Shaker. .