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Because of the loud zany colours and outlandish retro designs produced back in the swinging 60's and 70's we tend look at shaggy pile rugs as a fairly recent development. In fact the original shag pile rugs were the Rya rugs developed in Scandinavia, long before Ikea was even dreamt of, Viking traders started introducing rugs from the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires to Scandinavia over 1000 years ago. The first Rya rugs were produced in Norway 15th century and were plain in design, although the method of weaving was based upon the Persian rug hand knotting technique they were made as warm shaggy bed covers.
Over the centuries Rya rugs became more intricate in design and were used by noblemen as floor covering and by commoners in weddings as prayer rugs. In the mid 20th century Scandinavian carpet manufactures produced expensive Rya style rugs in innovative designs, the sixties simply saw the birth of a worldwide fashion statement for your floor, the modern shaggy pile rug.
21st century shaggy rugs are made by hand, machine or with a combination of both in hand-woven form. Neutral tones will always lend themselves to modern and traditional homes but ultra-modern colours are becoming ever more popular such as bold plums and neon green tones.
Our Household range is ideal for every day use, an affordable rug to add fresh colour or texture to a room. Ideal for those looking to change rugs regularly.
Luxury is Love-Rugs' forte and our Luxury collection adds a little bit of distinction and quality to your home.
Prestige rugs are top quality, they're made to last while providing a high sense of style to their surroundings.
Our Opulence range are rugs made of the finest materials from some of the world's top rug designers. They are the highest quality rugs of their kind and have a price-tag to match. For those who are looking for something truly special, a focal point for any room.