Shaggy carpets are produced in a totally different technique in comparison with hand-knotted and hand-tufted carpets. The explanation is in the name; they are long pile carpets taking on a ‘shaggy’ appearance.
They are produced on a flat weave loom, with the threads being woven through the structure with the help of two distinct tools; a paddle and a ‘v’ shaped long iron plate. These tools allow for long loops to be produced. Unlike the hand-tufted, the loops are not sheared, leaving extra long tufts for a luxurious ‘shaggy aesthetic.
This style of carpet was extremely popular in the 70s however in the last decade, the style is definitely making a comeback.