In many Finnish houses you can still find a striped rag rug on the floor. Handmade woven rag rug is an excellent traditional way to recycle old or damaged clothes and bed sheets. Rag rug waving by using loom is very popular hobby year in, year out.
Rag rug laundry day can be the highpoint of summer: a sunny day, delicious sandwiches and good company of other washers. You better forget the traditional washing place pier, a much better choice is a kind of carpet launderette. Many lakeside towns have it and it’s better both your back and nature.