As someone (Swedish) who has grown up with a mother who weaves this types of rugs (trasmattor) I can only say that if they are well made, there are hours of skilled work behind each rug. Sure, you can by cheap handwoven rugs everywhere, in big apartment stores or from less serious artisans, but there really is a big difference in quality, in composition etc. I would think my mother spends a working week on each rug, at least, choosing textiles, making the rags, sewing them together in preparation for the weaving, thinking about the design, and then there is the thing about weaving them compact enough, so they get sturdy and even, keep their shape and stand wear well. Takes way longer time than just slapping a few rags together.
Scandinavian Made: Handwoven Rugs
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