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n. pl. flo·ka·tis
A woven, usually woolen area rug with a long, soft pile, traditionally of Greek origin.

[Modern Greek flokáti, peasant's blanket, from flókos, woolen pile, fluff, from Latin floccus, tuft of wool (probably via an Italian dialectal form akin to standard Italian fiocco, tuft).]
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(Furniture) a Greek hand-woven shaggy woollen rug
[C20: from Modern Greek phlokatē a peasant's blanket]
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We also sent a lot of wool to Greece that they returned to us as flokati rugs.
The wish list, filling several pages and exceedingly whimsical, also specified a copy of the Oxford English Dictionary on a pedestal; one hole of mini golf; a swirly barbershop pole; a flokati rug; several swings, including the porch, Tarzan and "Mod bubble'' varieties; lots of furniture with carved animal feet; gold mirrors; a big banquet table; an aquarium; and a secret passageway.
You should go there just to see the "garden" - a wall of herbs growing in metal cylinders under a balloon sky of paper lanterns, like those people bought in the 1970s to go with Greek flokati rugs.
Billy bookcases, pounds 55 each in oak veneer, height extension shelves, pounds 15 each, Stockholm oak coffee table, pounds 149, all Ikea; Flokati pure wool rug, pounds 42.99, Argos; green glass vase, pounds 8, Sainsbury's.
com 3 NuLoom offers flokati rags made out of pure wool and In a variety of colors.nuloom.com
A 2m round Flokati rug is pounds 82, www.therealrugcompany.co.uk
Great for: draperies, flowerpots, bath mats, flokati rugs, candles, kitchenware, mirrors, frames, teak garden furniture
Add a Flokati rug, pounds 10.99, a Lerberg TV bench/ coffee table, pounds 9.99, and a Solsta three-seat sofa-bed, pounds 89, and then light up with a Kvart floor lamp, pounds 12.99.
Regolit pendant lampshade, pounds 2.59; Lerberg range powder coated steel shelf unit pounds 8.49; shelf unit pounds 9.99; CD/DVD wall selves pounds 2.99 each; Flokati rug pounds 10.99; Lerberg TV bench/coffee table pounds 9.99; Lack side table pounds 7.99; Solsta 3-seat sofa bed pounds 89; Kvart floor lamp pounds 12.99.
Floor coverings are silk corduroy, natural flokati sheepskin and white mohair.
The large circular option comes from the Flokati Rug Co in London (0208 3373005 or online at flokatirugco.co.uk) and looks fab draped between the bed and the floor.
A wide selection of genuine Flokati rugs direct from Greece are available from The Flokati Rug Company, from pounds 23 (020 8337 3005, www.flokatirugco.co.uk)