ArabesqueMotifs are made up of intertwining vines, leaves, branches, or blooms.
BrocadingA flat weaving technique in which coloured weft strands make the rug’s foundation.
GulThe gul, a medallion, is found in Turkoman rugs, and it is named from the Persian word for flower or rose.
Hand-TuftedA 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”.
KilimA group of flat-woven rugs.
KirkSheared from a sheep’s belly, this is extremely fine wool
LoomThe warp strands are held taut for knotting and weaving by this structure.
MadderA plant from Southwest Asia that displays little yellow blooms, red roots and leaves.
Master WorkshopSpecial workshops led by well-known designers or artists.
MedallionA medallion is a classic rug layout in which a huge centerpiece serves as the design’s focal point.
Medallion-and-cornerA rug having a full medallion in the middle and quartered medallions in each corner.
NapThe direction in which the rug’s pile is facing.
Pile WeaveThe rug is woven through the creation of knots.
RunnerA long rug that is narrow, and rectangular.
SoumakFlat-woven rugs where no knots are used.
WarpVertical fiber strands.
WeftHorizontal fiber strands.
YarnA continuous strand of twisted threads
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