Just when I thought we were over the winter a cold snap is set to arrive in time for the weekend. Temps are supposed to plummet to the 20′s; it’s not quite time to pack my wools away as I had hoped. Cold weather makes me think of fur throws, sheepskin and my personal favorite, flokati rugs, a type of hand woven wool shag carpet that after woven, is supposedly placed in cold river water to fluff the shag.
Originally from Greece, these rugs can be found at many price points, having to do with the quality of the wool and weave. A flokati instantly modernizes a room, gives it a free-spirited vibe and creates a coziness, similar to a Moroccan or a sheepskin, but a bit “hairy-er” to put it plainly.
In fact, I often place Trudie on my Flokati and try to see if she shows up as a means of ridiculous entertainment for myself and the girls. Place your flokati casually in any environment. In a bedroom, under a coffee table, in a kid’s room or play space—perhaps not the best in the kitchen or around food and water, but any place else.
They are also great as a layering piece. Over a sisal, seagrass or any other rug, on a sofa or a bench. Use them liberally. Although, preferably not on your car seats; that could be a little scary… Cleaning these is a bit of a drag. I take mine outside and give it a good hard shake, but supposedly you can put smaller ones in the washing machine on delicate and spray larger ones with water. Here’s the kicker, a dog brush is recommended as well!