Friday, July 25, 2014


The hand woven rugs were on almost every wooden floor in early Amana.  They were woven by men first and later the women.  The main patterns for these wool and cotton rugs were hit-and-miss or stripe.  Sometimes is was a combination of both.  Colors were mainly plain blues, and browns with a red, green, or pink stripe added for accent occasionally.  Weavers would wind a pattern on a narrow piece of wood and follow that design throughout the rug. Used now as runners and throw rugs, they are highly collected.

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