Plaiting or flat braiding is a form of fabric or rug construction made by diagonal or lengthwise interlocking of narrow strips of fabric. Color plays an important part in the design of the plait. As with any rug, the beauty of it depends on the creator. These plaited rugs were made in various sizes and used as throw rugs in early Amana. This is a rare find, technique, and talent. I have seen them in greens, blues, and browns. These finely plaited rugs are truly an Amana treasure!