Object ID
2003.33.9
Object Name
Rug, Flokati
Object Collection
BARBATSULY (is part of)
Date Created
1890s
Measurements
92.7100000000 cm. W x 137.1600000000 cm. L, Item (Overall)
Material
Wool
Object Entities
Paulson, Despina (owned by)
Object Description
A red wool rug with three equidistant seams. The color is very bright, despite the age of the rug. The rug is made of wool and is fairly coarse and shaggy. The shag on this rug has become somewhat matted.
Origin
This rug was handmade on a loom in Greece in the late 19th century, likely in the home of a local artist. The rug is of the flokati style, which is native to the Pindus mountains of northern Greece and southern Albania. Flokati rugs are made entirely from wool and are originally off-site, although they can be dyed various colors. After they are woven, the rugs are placed in cold water to make the shag fluffier.
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Citation
Rug, Flokati, 1890s, BARBATSULY, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/6975. Accessed 10/26/20.