The Lower East Side Tenement Museum is a wonderful re creation of the lives of immigrant families during the first part of the 20th century. We have been delighted to have been asked to weave a rag rug for the Rogarshevsky apartment. Here is a what the parlor of the apartment looked like before the addition of our rug.
The rug is 9' wide by 6' long, We ascertained that if the rug was woven by someone in the community, they probably would not have a loom much wider than three feet, therefore we wove it in panels and seamed it together.
Another of our rugs, a 4'x6' is in the kitchen of the saloon that would have been owned by John and Caroline Schneider. It is part of the "Shop Life" exhibit at the museum.
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