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area rug glossary

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Pattern

The design or picture on an area rug.

Pendant

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 Asymmetrical Knot.)

Pile Weight

The total weight of the pile in a square yard of an area rug.

Point

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.

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