American design reflects the character of the American people: strong, practical, versatile, straightforward, and colorful. Our history suggests that Americans prospered by successfully combining the riches of many diverse cultures with a common sense approach to getting things done. WOODARD WEAVE® draws upon those fundamental characteristics to revive a tradition.
Our historic rug designs originated with 19th-Century Shaker, Amish, and Pennsylvania weavers. Working on hand looms, they created a splendid variety of soundly constructed flat woven carpets. As the supply of old rugs dwindled, we began tracing the origins of historic floor coverings, reconstructing traditional weaving patterns, and rediscovering old color systems and flat weave techniques.
Originally used in 19th-Century American homes as an inexpensive alternative to oriental rugs, these distinctly American floor coverings are available once again a century later, in a wide variety of colors and patterns for every decor.