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Keywords: rugs. carpet textile

Carpet from rugs

Title: Carpet from rugs
Category: Textile
Country: Cyprus
Period: XX Century
Provided by: OPEI


Since the middle ages people used the weaver to make clothes for the household. They used old clothes and textiles that were worn out to make rugs for household use. The clothes were torn into stripes and then weaven together to form a robust form of rug. It was easy to use transfer and wash and was very usuful in everyday life.

The rugs started becoming pieces of art since they had patterns and designs that made them unique in each area and in local fairs and expositions they started selling them as items to be used and displayed as well.

The methodology with the weaver is used up to date and Cyprus handicraft organisation is organising classes so the rug carpets can be produced.

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