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The purpose of rugs

Throughout the 19th century, rugs were primarily utilitarian objects that covered floorboards and helped insulate poorly heated houses. While wealthier families could afford Oriental rugs or carpets woven on domestic looms, most households covered their floors with rag rugs or hooked rugs.

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