Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Did You Know?

"In colonial America during the first half of the eighteenth century, carpets were considered much too valuable to be used on the floor.  Carpets were originally used as coverings for tables and chests, while floors remained bare or covered with fine sand that was swept into patterns each day with a broom."

from By Hand: 25 Beautiful Objects to Make in the American Folk Art Tradition by Janice Eaton Kilby

1 comment:

  1. Huh. Really? I guess that kind of makes sense that rugs would be too valuable to walk on. The patterned sand is a bit odd though. What if you stepped on it and ruined the pattern?