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Denier (Area rug)

A measurement of the thickness of yarn used to make an area rug. Denier is measured by the mass (in grams) of 9,000 meters of yarn. Thick yarn has a higher denier than thin yarn.

Dhurrie (Dhurie)

Low–priced cotton or wool rugs or kilims that are made in India.

Dragon

A symbolic Chinese motif that is thought to bring good fortune.

Duracord

A man–made yarn that looks and feels very similar to cotton and has been enhanced using ultraviolet inhibitors and anti–microbial applications to prevent damage from outdoor use.

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