Welsh area rugs are more of a tapestry than rug. These rugs are still made in a few mills in Wales using traditional weaving skills on Dobcross looms.
Interesting looking machine the Dobcross Loom is. At the turn of the century these looms would have filled many warehouses , weaving the latest fabrics and garments.
Welsh rugs, blankets and tapestries are woven so that the two sides are opposite colour of each other.
This is the other side of the rug. There are two separate pieces sewn together to make a two sided rug.That way the rug is more stable and the loose strings on the back are protected.
There is an extra piece of material sewn between the edges of the rug. This makes it more sturdy and less likely to fray when used.
I found many websites that sell Welsh tapestries today. These rugs do make a great statement and will get noticed no matter where you put them in your home.
I love seeing unique rugs from around the world. That is one of the best parts of my job.
Thanks for reading, RugloverMary.