A shag is a heavy long piled worsted textile. In the 17th century, the term was also used to refer to inferior silk material.
- ^ "Shag". Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary. Merriam-Webster. Retrieved 17 November 2022.
- ^ Montgomery, Florence M. (1984). Textiles in America 1650–1870: A Dictionary Based on Original Documents, Prints and Paintings, Commercial Records, American Merchants' Papers, Shopkeepers' Advertisements, and Pattern Books with Original Swatches of Cloth. New York: W. W. Norton. pp. 345, 346. ISBN 978-0-393-01703-8.
- A Brief History of the Shag Rug—Carini NYC (20 August 2015)