Huggable rugs

Discarded teddies get a new life. Kinda.

Florida-based artist Agustina Woodgate creates intricate animal skin rugs with expressive patterns, but not using the animals you might expect. Her hand-sewn rugs are made from teddy bears and other plush toys, and as her artist’s statement notes, “The rugs not only reference the personal histories of the toy’s owners, but investigate the rug as an object organizing and displaying memories and lineages.” We suppose their are worse fates for discarded teddies.