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

Shag became popular as a material for carpets in the 1960s and 1970s.[3]


  1. ^ "Shag". Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary. Merriam-Webster. Retrieved 17 November 2022.
  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. New York: W. W. Norton. pp. 345, 346. ISBN 978-0-393-01703-8.
  3. ^ "A brief history of the shag rug". Carini. Joseph Carini Carpets. 2015-08-20. Archived from the original on 2022-11-17.