It used to be the height of luxury and a status symbol for many homes, particularly in the 60s and 70s, before going out of fashion, the shag pile carpet may be about to make a big comeback in 2015. Characterised by its thick and distinctive appearance, perhaps a little more difficult to keep clean than other styles, there’s no doubt that shag pile can look and feel great.
The shag pile carpets we are starting to see again in our homes today may well have had their genesis as far back as Ancient Greece where they were used to adorn the floors of the wealthy and normally made from the hair of goats.
They were certainly used in opulent palaces in Asia and the Middle East in days gone by and could have reached Western society after the spread of the English Empire.
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