Shag (fabric)

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Close-up of the pile of a shag carpet, including two popular colors of the 1970s: avocado and harvest gold

A shag was a heavy long piled worsted textile. In the 17th century, the term was also used to refer to inferior silk material.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Definition of SHAG". Retrieved 2021-07-10.
  2. ^ Montgomery, Florence M. (1984). Textiles in America 1650-1870 : a dictionary based on original documents, prints and paintings, commercial records, American merchants' papers, shopkeepers' advertisements, and pattern books with original swatches of cloth. Internet Archive. New York ; London : Norton. pp. 345, 346. ISBN 978-0-393-01703-8.