Shag rugs made their mark as a cultural staple in America during the disco era of the 1970s. In those times, they mostly came in unusual colors such as brick orange and swamp green. Shag rugs brought about a cultural and design revolution. They offer the additional comfort of being thick, soft and luxurious and are available in a wide range of styles, colors and patterns now. But this was also when the 1500 year old traditional Flokati Rug from Greece made it's appearance as well. Today, shag rugs have made an enormous resurgence in popularity and are available in many types of materials, weights, colors and shapes.