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.[1]

In recent years, shag carpeting has seen a resurgence of popularity.[citation needed]

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