The History of "Penny Rugs"
Some fun history from Homeschool in the Woods
Believe it or not, penny rugs aren’t actually rugs! They are decorative mats for tables, mantles, and other furniture. These mini “rugs” were originally made up of various sized wool pennies and stitched together using a blanket stitch.
Penny rugs were typically backed with material like burlap, which adds to their rustic appearance. Penny rugs are recognized for being made up of circles. However, some were made with appliquéd designs (e.g., farmhouses, animals, flowers, and other antique shapes).
Penny rugs are believed to have started in the 1800s during the Civil War.
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