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Oriental Rug Terms and Glossary


     
 

Palmette

April 1, 2009

The Palmette is a design element said to resemble a cross section, or sometimes side view, of a woven stylized Lotus Flower. Palmettes are found in many rugs, and take many different shapes/forms, colors and incorporation in design. It is not entirely uncommon a palmette would be a stand alone design element, although they sometimes may be woven in with an Islimi or other interconnected design elements.

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Islimi

April 1, 2009

The Islimi is a very easily identifiable design element found in many works of art, especially Oriental Rugs!

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Knot Head

March 31, 2009

After weaving, some rugs are sheared little, and left with a thick full pile. Others are sheared very thin with a low profile pile. However, it's almost inevitable after many years of use, some rugs will begin to show "knot heads."

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Oriental Rugs and "Blooming" Pile

March 23, 2009

A side-by-side comparison of two similar rugs in equal knot count, size and design.

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Rug Dealers and "Fishing"

March 22, 2009

A disreputable practice by an online Rug Seller/Dealer who is well ready to accept a significantly lower price than advertised.

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