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The design or picture on an area rug.
A central, floral design that reaches from the top and bottom of an area rug medallion.
- Persian Knot
A type of asymmetrical knot, also known as the Senneth knot that is used to make hand-knotted area rugs. (See also
- Pile Weight
The total weight of the pile in a square yard of an area rug.
A single tuft of the pile.
- Power Loom
A machine operated loom used to make area rugs.
- Prayer Rug
Small rugs woven in several areas in the middle east that were once used to kneel and pray on.
- Primary Backing
The material that tufts of yarn are attached to when making an area rug.