Handwoven Overshot Rug (R33)
This burgundy and taupe overshot rug will wow your visitors as they try to figure out how it was woven! It is completely reversible and the colors that predominate will demonstrate its charm. It measures 24 by 52 inches and each end sports a 4 inch fringe that has been hand knotted and given a French twist to help control the fringe fibers. The warp and tabby are of cotton polyester, doubled for strength. The pattern is of rug wool. “Overshot” is a technique perfected by early American weavers who wove coverlets for a living. It simply means that certain threads are shot over other threads to form unbelievable patterns. As with all scatter rugs, a rug pad is recommended for safety. Care for this item: wand vacuum for as long as possible. When a deeper cleaning is required, please take this to a dry cleaner and explain that it is handwoven and requires gentle care. It should be serviceable for years of use.