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Flokati Rugs


Authentic Greek Flokati rugs are made of 100% New Zealand wool and are hand woven on a loom using a centuries-old process. The tradition of Flokati rug making began in the 5th century. To use the name "Flokati," the Greek government requires that all Flokati rugs be washed in the waterfalls of the Pindus Mountains for approximately 40 hours. By tradition, detergent is not used. Instead, the high pressure of the waterfalls cleanses the wool and causes the back of the rug to shrink, making the pile thicker. What starts out as coarse yarn ends as thick, soft fluff. After washing, Flokati rugs are hung out to dry in the sunlight.

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Due to the high lanolin content in the wool, they have a built-in stain resistance. Flokati wool rugs are naturally an off-white color and have a pile height from three to five inches.

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Advantages/Disadvantages of Flokati Rugs


Advantages

  • Flokati rugs are naturally stain-resistant and easy to clean.

  • These rugs are very soft.

Disadvantage

  • Flokati wool area rugs are not as sturdy as other types of rugs and should be used in low traffic areas.

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