The outdoor carpet hanger (also carpet stand or carpet rack) is a construction to hang carpets for cleaning with the help of carpet beaters. It is known in Germany, Poland, Lithuania, the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, and other countries.
It was a small center of social life. German writers Walter Benjamin and Erich Kästner described hangers as important places during their childhood. Children may use it as a playground, as a soccer goal, as a drumming implement, a gymnastic device, etc.
In Poland the outdoor railing for hanging the rug is called trzepak (a noun from the word trzepać, "to beat"; the beater itself is called trzepaczka).
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