• Pipe Spring National Monument

    Pipe Spring

    National Monument Arizona

Carpet Beater

Rug Beater
What: Before the age of the vacuum cleaner, rugs and carpets were difficult to clean. They had to be taken up and hung outside on a line. The carpet beater was used to hit the rug or carpet and pound out as much dirt as possible. Then all the carpets and rugs had to be put back in place. And you thought vacuuming was such a chore!

Who: The pioneers used rug beaters.

Did You Know?

Items made from cliffrose bark.

The Kaibab Paiute Indians used cliffrose bark to make mats, skirts, leggings, etc. Learn more at the Pipe Spring National Monument - Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians Visitor Center and Museum. More...