Lengths of fabric that have been woven, cut or torn for a bigger purpose.
1. Many ethnic and early textiles are woven on 8-10″ (c.a 20-25 cm) looms, in strips that are then stitched together to make up into a larger piece.
2. Fabric is cut into strips to create multi-coloured or multi-textured stripes, other self design, patchwork, woven rugs or bags.
3. Fabric is torn into strips to make less formal rag rugs or other such types, to fill or make into stuffing, or to recycle into paper or shoddy.