In the nineteenth century the craft of braiding began in homes across America by upcycling old coats and tattered clothes into practical rugs to protect and warm the floor. The craft began in New England and spread across America on covered wagons with the early settlers. Each cloth was reimagined with fond memories into a braided rug. Braiding was often a family endeavor, along side the hearth with everyone taking part after dinner. Braided Rugs emerged on the frontier and yet retain their rugged individual style today. Our rugs are woven with 100%, eco-friendly jute fibers.