In 1917 in Troy, North Carolina A. Leon Capel ventured into the business of taking raw textiles, making them into braids and sewing the braids into spirals to create reversible braided rugs. Today, Capel Rugs is America's oldest and largest importer and manufacturer of area rugs. The dyeing, spinning, braiding and sewing of the braided rugs continues to be in done in America; the braided rugs are made to last for decades due to its high quality materials. Family?owned Capel Rugs handcrafts reversible braided rugs with special wool?blend yarns designed to ensure long?lasting use for years to come; selections include a wide range of multi?hued and solid color rectangular and oval braided rugs along with braided rugs made of durable polypropylene construction designed for both indoor and outdoor use. Braided rugs are ideal for use as accent rugs, area rugs, under a dining or kitchen table, in the foyer, by the hearth and even on the porch or patio.