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.
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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Rug, Flokati, 1890s, BARBATSULY, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/6975. Accessed 10/26/20.