Inspiration: Flokati

Did you know: A flokati rug is a high pile handmade shag wool rug? Because I didn’t. At least not by sight. I always assumed that those ultra soft shaggy rugs were sewn together from the hides of some shagariffic animal and thus considered them off limits. Turns out, though, that flokati rugs are vegetarian-friendly, being woven together from wool gathered the usual way. After weaving, the rug is dipped in a cold river to get that gorgeous shag.

Naturally, now that I know I can have one I want one. There are different price points, and how much you pay for a flokati rug will determine how thick and plush and springy yours is. A $170 flokati will not be as shaggy or soft, while a more expensive model will have a much longer nap and will feel softer. But honestly, they all look pretty good from standing height. Here are just some of the ways you can use a flokati rug in the home:


via Domino


via Domino



via maya*made


via Living Etc.


via LOFT4027


via Angie Hranowsky

One Response to “Inspiration: Flokati”

  1. ZaftigWendy March 18, 2011 at 6:38 pm #

    The pieces on the orange chairs in the second picture look more like lambskins to me. I’m not opposed, because, well, people eat lamb, and something has to be done with the skins, but I don’t think it’s flokati.