Method of pulling wool fibers through two paddles with spikes attached in order to smooth and arrange them for spinning.
A template which is used to layout the design for the knotting of an area rug.
An element of design used in some area rugs which incorporates a date or other inscriptions.
A fabric commonly used in area rugs that features a thick, luxurious pile.
Chrome dyes are one of the most used synthetic dyes today with over 600 colors to choose from.
Elaborate court area rug designs that originated toward the end of the 19th century. (see also Aubusson).
Swirling band of clouds often seen in Chinese or Persian area rug designs.
An important design element in area rugs. Colors are created using synthetic or natural area rug dyes.
A catch–all phrase for rug designs that are considered modern rather than traditional.
Cotton is a popular natural fiber that is used to make rugs of a variety of colors and patterns. It is soft to the touch but wears quicker than wool.
Rugs that are constructed using the Wilton loom which weaves side to side instead of top to bottom. These rugs have fringed edges rather than smooth finished edges and often feature delicate patterns made of several colors.