Penny rugs were originally made in the 1800s. Victorian women gathered scraps of wool or wool felt from old clothes or hats and used coins as templates to create designs for mats and rugs. Each decorative wool "penny" was applied in a blanket-stitch fashion to a wool background. Sometimes, the pieces were backed with burlap bags or feed sacks and a penny was stitched under one of the circles to weigh it down and make it lie flat.
Made in India with 30% wool, 22% cotton, 37% acrylic, 6% nylon and 5% polyester
Designs can be used as lovely handmade rugs as well as wall hangings