Category Archives: handicraft

From Rags To Rugs

Once Upon A Time in Malaysia during my teen days, there was a fad involving gathering discarded odds and ends of colorful fabric, and then intricately folding the pieces and stitching them into arrays of various shapes — circular, oval, rectangular, or anything else that fancied the creator.

The resultant rugs — ahh, actually pieces of art, were simply too beautiful to be trodden under foot.  Really, sayang lah !  So, in many instances, they ended up as seat covers in cars.

Nowadays, I seldom if ever, come across any lady who does this stuff.  Too laborious perhaps for the hectic lifestyle of modern day.  Maybe some among us can breathe new life into this art and, who knows, create a Rags-To-Riches story in the process.