Weaving the past into the present: Traditional rug braiding
Jo Anne Flom of Perham has been weaving and braiding rugs since she was six years old.
Through the years she has come to realize one thing: "Rug making isn't about the rugs."
"There is a therapy in this (process)," Flom explained in an interview last week. From the long-standing technique she learned from her grandmother in the '40s to the weaver's ability to utilize any material, the benefits of weaving a rug go far beyond making a covering for the floor.
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