One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A Greek woven woolen rug with a thick loose pile.
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- ‘The women of the village, having access to the wool, would weave Flokati rugs to be sold at bazaars during the winter.’
- ‘However, just as I was preparing to roll up the flokati I decided to give the ignition one more go and, amazingly, it worked.’
- ‘So roll out the flokati, pop your cork, crack open the ritz and come join the wild boys!’
- ‘Flokatis are a traditional Greek art, but they're as contemporary as today.’
Mid 20th century: from modern Greek phlokatē ‘peasant's blanket’.
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