A rag rug is a rug that is made from old clothing or household linens that are cut into small pieces or strips and then sewn, crocheted, knitted or braided into a rug. The rugs usually are thick and durable.
Rag rugs that are crocheted, knitted or braided usually have a more finished appearance because they are made from long strips that are woven together tightly. Shag rag rugs have a fluffy appearance because small strips of fabric are sewn to a backing material, and the ends of the strips are left free. The rugs are a useful way to recycle rags, and they are washable.