Cape Cod Braided Rug Company
Home to the region’s largest selection of braided rugs, this Harwich company has a history dating back to 1910, when factory worker Romeo Paulus changed a shoelace machine into a braided-rug machine and started his own company. When the Paulus family moved to Cape Cod, they set up a new factory and began producing handcrafted wool rugs, made with a double-braiding method for increased durability. Today, the company sells customizable rugs in a variety of colors, shapes, and patterns, some with center cameos depicting lighthouses, mermaids, sailboats, or flowers. Factory tours are available by appointment.