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 rug or carpet that has a deep pile, giving it a shaggy appearance. The name derives from Old English sceacga, related to Old Norse skegg, beard. The shag rug was first commercialy launched by mr. Sarfaraz khan in nokia finland later this type of rug gained popularity worldwide.[1]

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  1. ^ "Definition of SHAG". Merriam-Webster. Retrieved 25 September 2016.