Some examples of handpainted, canvas floorcloths.

Pink Tobacco flower design

Pink Tobacco flower design

Blue Deco

Blue Deco

 Floorcloths have an interesting history. They seem to date back to the early European settlers in North America, who either couldnt afford carpets or didnt want to use them in the hot, summer months. So instead, women painted designs on canvas and laid them on the bare floors. Most of the designs I found were fairly straightforward repeated patterns or pictorial novelty designs, so I thought I’d try something a bit different. Click here for more floorcloth history.

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