Lorraina Quere Shag Rugs March 30, 2018 22:14:35
Now as the title may suggest there are in fact different kinds of shag rug. To start off well have a brief look at the Flokati - a rug that used to be worn as clothing by both warriors and travelers in ancient Greece. Today this popular rug made from 100% pure wool is sought after by rug connoisseurs who prefer something almost as soft as a cloud beneath their feet.
Shag rugs first came to popularity in the late 1960s and early 1970s as an expression of the Pop Art movement. They began to lose their appeal as the movement waned and for a while shag rugs simply fell out of favor. However new manufacturing techniques to say nothing of a wide range of styles and colors have lifted shags from the scrap heap of decorating history.
One thing we have as yet neglected to mention is that Flokati rugs are made with the wool from sheep that call either New Zealand or Greece their home. Our next rug we will be looking at is the Aros rug which like the Flokati is made from the wool of sheep in New Zealand. As such its texture is as soft as the Flokati but has its own unique appearance and manufacturing technique.
Lets face it shag rugs brought about a cultural and design revolution. No longer are they considered the revolting rugs that you couldnt wait to throw out at the end of the year and no longer do they fall apart quite as easily. With better machine and handmade piling techniques an assortment of colors and patterns shag rugs are making a comeback!
Apart from adding style and elegance to any room these beautiful rugs create cozy ambiance and softens the feel of hardwood or stone floors. For easy maintenance people prefer wooden and stone floors but like to walk on soft surfaces thus low maintenance shag rugs are immensely popular. Besides providing comfort and warmth shag area rugs absorb sounds which makes then ideal for large rooms.
A bedroom is a wonderful location for a luxurious hand-woven fluffy rug. Stepping onto a soft fuzzy rug first thing in the morning is a good way to start the day. Hand-woven wool rugs look elegant in a bedroom. However they have specific care and cleaning requirements. An alternative choice would be a thick sensuous shag made of hand woven polyester yarn. The two inch pile of softness this rug offers can help create a relaxing and romantic mood in the room.