Flokati Rugs

Written by Kathleen Gagne
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A History of Flokati Rugs

Flokati rugs have been around for over a thousand years. They were first woven on mountains in Greece to be used by shepherds who wore them, made tents out of them, and even used them for rugs when they slept. For hundreds of years, Vlach women created these rugs to be sold at bazaars on the trade routes. The Vlachs lived on Samarina which was the tallest of the Pindos mountains.

Until the 1960s, this trade continued, with Flokati carpets making their way to Thesally, Mecedonia, and even Odessa. The women used the wool of the sheep and goats their men herded, some of the finest wool in the world, with a deep pile and a soft feel that made the rugs incredibly comfortable to wear or to sleep on. Today, Flokati continue to be made of the same high-quality wool, and you can find these unique and beautiful rugs right here online.

Flokati Rugs Online

Modern technology has reached the Flokati. Now these rugs can be dyed, and they are even machine washable. The rugs, however, are still hand woven in Greece. When you own a Flokati, you are displaying and enjoying a quality and tradition that goes back over 1500 years.

The exciting news is that you can now purchase these incredible rugs today without traveling to a distant bazaar. Rather, you can view them and select your favorite from the comfort of your own home. They come in a variety of sizes and shapes, all with the remarkable softness and rich pile that make them ideal for dens, bedrooms, and in front of the fireplace. You will enjoy your Flokati for years with a vacuuming once a week and a wash in cold water once a year. Look for discounts and sales and ask about free shipping.

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