Flokati Rugs Georgia Mills Direct Offers Flokati Rugs in All Sizes and Colors.
Flokati Rugs have been a Greek tradition for centuries. In The Odyssey, Homer mentions Greek weavers. During the long winters, Alexander, in his great Conquests, probably used Flokati for his tents and clothing.
The 5th-century Vlachs, who lived in Samarina, the highest village in the Pindos mountains, were the inventors of the Flokati rug. The rugs originally serviced the shepherds, who used them as clothing, beds for tents, and to keep themselves warm during the long winter months.
The shepherds raised sheep and goats, producing dairy products sold during the winter in the plains of Trikala, Thesally, Macedondia, and as far as Odessa. The women, having access to the wool, would weave Flokati rugs to be sold at bazaars during the winter months. This tradition continued for centuries and did not cease until the early 1960s. Today, Mazarakis has continued the tradition of producing fine-quality Flokati and other hand-woven rugs.
At Georgia Mills Direct we take great pride in our extensive Flokati rug collection. These rugs are a great way to add style and class to any setting. We offer many different sizes and colors to suit all of your interior decorating needs.
All our Flokati rugs are hand-woven and are made out of 100% New Zealand drysdale wool, which is by far the best wool in the world. All rugs are machine-washable, hand-woven in Greece, and rich with over fifteen hundred years of Greek rug-weaving tradition. Shipping is included on all Flokati rug orders.
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