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area rug glossary

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Faux Silk

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Field

The plain center or background on an area rug's design.

Flat Weave

These area rugs do not have a pile or knots. Flat weave rugs can be machine made or hand woven. Although they are not as comfortable underfoot as those with a pile, you can usually see the pattern on both sides of the rug therefore they are often reversible. Aubussion, Kilims, and Dhurries are all flat weave rugs.

Flattening

A flattening condition that can occur to the pile of an area rug due to heavy foot traffic.

Flokati

Shaggy, hand–woven wool rugs made in Greece that are very comfortable underfoot. Flokati rugs generally weigh between 1400–4000 grams per square meter. The higher the weight per square meter, the thicker and more luxurious the rug is.

Frames

The piece on a loom that a spool of yarn is held by. There can be several frames on a loom and each frame generally holds one color of yarn.

Fringe

Decorative threads that hang off the ends of some area rugs.

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