You might hear knot rugs referred to as toothbrush rugs. This is because some people fashion toothbrushes to be used as needles to help with the process of making a knot rug.
This rug has been made using clean reclaimed textiles and is therefors a unique piece. It's crafted with handcarved hook also by Lisa Pidgeon. It's also washable at 30 degrees (dry flat).
The history: The Amish are a religious order known as Anabaptist, and originated from central Europe. They split from the traditional Christian religion, and many were martyred for their beliefs forcing them to flee their native European land and settle in and around Pennsylvania, USA, around about 1720.
Central to their beliefs is the desire to live simple, wholesome lives. They rarely waste anything, and recycling is an integral part of daily life. When clothes can no longer be worn or passed down, the Amish will cut them into strips to make quilts or rag rugs. Knot rugs, as well as braided rugs, are well established crafts within the Amish communities.