Motifs are made up of intertwining vines, leaves, branches, or blooms.
A flat weaving technique in which coloured weft strands make the rug’s foundation.
The gul, a medallion, is found in Turkoman rugs, and it is named from the Persian word for flower or rose.
A hand-tufted rug is created without tying knots into the foundation, but rather by pushing wool or acrylic yarn through a primary backing, creating a “tuft”.
A group of flat-woven rugs.
Sheared from a sheep’s belly, this is extremely fine wool
The warp strands are held taut for knotting and weaving by this structure.
A plant from Southwest Asia that displays little yellow blooms, red roots and leaves.
Special workshops led by well-known designers or artists.
A medallion is a classic rug layout in which a huge centerpiece serves as the design’s focal point.
A rug having a full medallion in the middle and quartered medallions in each corner.
The direction in which the rug’s pile is facing.
The rug is woven through the creation of knots.
A long rug that is narrow, and rectangular.
Flat-woven rugs where no knots are used.
Vertical fiber strands.
Horizontal fiber strands.
A continuous strand of twisted threads