Category Archives: Rugs & Flooring

Vintage Shag Rugs

A vintage shag rug ranks high among home decor items as a universally recognized symbol of cutting-edge 1960’s and 1970’s interior design . Here are some of our Ege Rya shag rugs. As prolific as the shag rug trend was, they are not so easy to come by these days. Vintage shag rugs can still be found on the internet (sometimes in surprisingly excellent condition). This particular vintage shag rug is an Ege Rya rug, measuring 6 feet x 8.5 feet. It has a classic retro color scheme of orange, yellow, red and brown. The dyed wool strands are laid out in an abstract pattern that is hard to define and easy on the eyes. There are no big polka dots or flowers, just tasteful lines, stripes, and scalloped borders laid out in a non-linear fashion. The rug was definitely used, and there are some threadbare spots and areas missing their shag strings. Fortunately, the colors are still bold and bright, and the worn spots really don’t detract from the striking visual impact this vintage shag rug will bring to any room. read more