Produced in the Arak region in Iran, Sarouk rugs feature classic curvilinear vine scrolls and arabesques in cream, indigo, or pale red. Local floral motifs represent the diversity of regional carpe...
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Wool is the most common material used in the weaving of rugs. It is obtained by shearing the supple wool from sheep then spun into yarn. It varies in texture depending upon its origin. Wool has the...
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The horizontal threads that form part of the foundation of a carpet.
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The vertical threads that form part of the foundation of a carpet.
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Produced in and around the city of Tashkent, the rich colors of Uzbek rugs are enhanced by ground fabric in deep tones, rather than ivory or tan. Uzbek rugs often feature large, circular medallions...
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Produced by hand or by machine, a technique in which loops of yarn are pulled through a backing material then sheared to create a smooth, cut-pile surface. Another layer of cloth is added to the ba...
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Tree of Life

A popular design that is religious in origin, the tree of life is often combined with the mihrab as a secondary motif.
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Tibetan rugs are primarily blue, brown, grey, red, and yellow, with geometric patterns. Traditionally made from Tibetan highland sheep wool and constructed with a unique knotting method, Tibetan ru...
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A fabric consisting of a warp upon which colored threads are woven by hand to produce a design, often pictorial, used for wall hangings and furniture coverings. Chinese wall tapestries that are rep...
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