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Raj

Number of knots in 2–3/4" or 7 centimeters of an area rug.

Resilience (Area Rug)

When used in reference to area rugs, resilience refers to rug durability as well as the ability of pile to withstand crushing.

Rhubarb

A plant that is part of the Rhuem family whose leaves were used in the past to dye rugs a copper–red color in China, India, and Tibet.

Rosette

A round motif that appears as a flower. (See Gul)

Rug Pad

Rug pads or underlayments are thin layers of material that are placed under your rug to resist rug slipping and protect those walking on its surface. They also help to extend the life of both your rug and your floor covering underneath and add cushioning for more comfort underfoot.

Runner

Rugs that are long and narrow. Runners are used mostly in hallways and down stair steps.

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