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A Brief History of Shag Carpets

Shag rugs are characterised by a deep, thick pile that gives the carpet a shaggy appearance, hence the name. Pile is the section of the rug that faces up from the backing and is generally constructed of strands of yarn or upright loops. The shag rug is a cultural symbol associated with 1970s culture, and it is resurfacing now with a renewed appeal.

The Ancient World and Flokati Rugs

While shag rugs have a strong link with the 1960s and 1970s, these carpet selections are much older. The original shag carpets were known as Flokati, and they were manually woven from goat hair in ancient Greece. The purpose of these Flokati carpets was to allow people to sit comfortably on the ground while keeping their feet warm. Shag carpets were particularly popular in Turkey and Central Asia, where they were used to adorn palaces and were valued by royalty. Whatever the present reputation of the shag carpet is, it has a long and rich history.

The 1960s & 1970s

Shag carpets became extremely popular in the United States throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Wall-to-wall carpeting was still a relatively new phenomenon, having only been available for a few decades, and the desire to explore was strong. Shag carpeting's unusual and unconventional appearance was ideal for a generation that was experimenting with and undergoing a cultural transition. It was popular among hippies, and the new colour televisions featured shag in the homes of families. Shags appeared in a whole new array of hues as a result of experiments with production procedures, so individuals got creative with them, resulting in shags in characteristic 1970s greens and oranges. This was the period of shag when shag rugs were more than just a carpet; it was also a dance and a haircut. The period was ruled by shag's fluffy fashion.

Present Day Shag Carpets

Shag has recently regained appeal, thanks to improved carpet materials and production procedures that have resulted in softer and more lasting shags (preferably with less brown and orange colour schemes). Many individuals have returned to shag because it reminds them of their childhood, while others just enjoy the feel of a soft shag carpet.

Shag rugs are adaptable and can be used in a wide range of settings. The living room is one of the greatest areas to install a shag rug. A shag rug is a warm and inviting addition to any living area. In your home office, a shag rug can also be used under your desk. This gives you a convenient location to rest your feet while you work. Because there will be little foot activity in this area, you can utilise light-coloured shag carpeting. Nurseries, playrooms, and reading nooks all benefit from shag rugs. Since plush rugs and cosy shag rugs are so soft, they're ideal for your kids to read books or play on. They're especially good on hard surfaces like wood floors. You may lay a shag rug under or alongside your bed in your bedroom. Your feet will experience a comfortable, warm landing when you wake up in the morning.

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