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A hand-tufted rug is made on a frame, rather than on a loom. Canvas is stretched over a steel frame, and the design outline is traced on to the cloth. The artist then uses a tool resembling an electric drill to shoot yarn into the tiny spaces in the weave of the cotton canvas. Once the design is completed, the rug is backed with latex, and removed from the frame for hand-trimming and final completion.


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