This circa-1940 vintage American rag rug features an all-over design of densly spaced horizontal multicolored stripes. The field of vision is broken up by two thick horizontal stripes containing geometric abstractions in red, blue, brown, yellow and green. The bold colors and geometrics arrest the eye in the midcentury vintage carpet. Rag rugs are folk craft rugs made from old clothing torn into strips. They can be created by braiding or weaving the strips to form oval, circular or rectangular shapes. The strips may also be tied in knots in 20th century rugs. Rag rugs were originally created out of necessity, with limited supplies and only the simplest tools used to braid and crochet useful floor coverings from scraps of discarded fabric. Because of their authenticity and beauty, vintage American rag rugs are keenly sought after.