- Beautifully Amish made
- High quality
- Thick and heavy
- Soft on your feet
- Warm touch
- Woven tightly
These Amish rugs will warm your feet and bring a one-of-a-kind touch to your home. As I walked through the door of their traditional Amish house, Francis brought out 3 stacks of rugs and set them on the dining room table. All 8 children gathered around to see which colors we liked best. All 8 children participate in the making of the rugs. They are excited to take the loom from mom and learn a skill that can only be passed down through many generations.
There are no two rugs alike. Each one is made from a heavy material and woven tightly to create a sturdy, high quality rug. These rugs are heavy duty, sturdy, and woven tightly. When I asked how they make them, Francis said, “Oh, on a traditional loom.” This is not some modern machine or computer run loom. This is a wooden hand-made loom that has been used for more years than anyone remembers. The foot pedals are worn from years of feet pressing on them. The fabric they use has variations in color and texture, so it is an art to weave just the right pieces together in order to create a balanced rug filled with character.
The Swartzentruber family have so much life and love in them. Francis moved with her family from Ohio to Lamoni, and Jon moved from Michigan with his family. They met here in Lamoni, Iowa and now are married with 8 children. While Francis mainly makes the rugs, they involve their whole family in this craft to teach the children a skill they can use for a lifetime.
We have more available than what you see, so please contact us if you have a specific color you are seeking!