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Machine-Made

Machine–made rugs are made on a power loom operated by a machine, computer, or person in order to produce area rugs quickly. They can be produced in large quantities and with several colors and complex designs.

Mahal

Intricate area rugs that usually feature medallions or floral patterns of European and Persian designs.

Make

Refers to where the area rug was made.

Medallion (Area Rug)

A large central focal point or centerpiece on an area rug. Medallions are common on European and oriental rug designs.

Motif

Individual or repetitive elements of an area rug's design.

Multi-Level Loop Pile

An area rug pile that has been cut at different heights in order to create a 3–D effect.

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