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ANTIQUE ORIENTAL RUGS

ORIENTAL RUGS DICTIONARY

 

This page is designed to assist you with the numerous terms and definitions that are common with the oriental rugs industry. as whole, and Antique Oriental Rugs in particular.

The names used by scholars of oriental rugs refer to the origins of the items, geographical as well as ethnic.

Please note that this glossary is a new feature in our site and under construction and improvement. Your comments are highly appreciated and welcomed.

 

Index

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M|N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|V|W|Y|Z

A

Abrash Term used in the trade for color change in a carpet
Abruzzi District in Italy known for their textiles
Adam Style of architectual and interior decoration
Ada Melas Type of Anatolian Rug
Adler Type of Kazak Rug
Admiral Carpets Type of 15 Century Spanish carpets
Afshan Mitif in design of varius type carpets
Afshar Type of Persian Tribal rug
Agra Type of Indian carpets
Ahar Type of Northwest Persia carpets
Aksaray Type of Anatolian Tribal rug
Akstafa Type of Caucasian rugs
Alcaraz Tyoe of Spanish period carpets
Allepo Type of carpets made in Syria
All-Over Pattern Style of design in various carpets
Alpine Kuba Type of Caucasian rugs
Ames Picturial Carpet Mughal carpet in Boston Museum
Amritsar Type of Indian carpets
Anatolian Kilims Selection of Anatolian kilims
Angora Quality of wool used in carpets
Anhalt Medallion Carpet 16 Century Persian Carpet in Metropolitan Museum
Aniline Dye Type of dyes used in carpets and textiles
Arabesque Style of design in carpets
Arak A village in Central Persia
Ardabil Carpets A carpet in Victoria and Albert Museum, made for a mosque in Ardabil
Art Deco Style of carpets from early 20 Century
Art Nouveau Style of carpets made late 19 Century
Arts and Craft Style of carpets
Asmalyk Shape of Turkoman rugs
Aubusson Type of carpets made in France
Avar Type of Caucasian rugs
Avunya Type of Anatolian Tribal rug
Axminster Type of carpets made in England
Azerbaijan Ruga made in Northwest Persia

B

Baktiari Type of Persian Tribal rug
Bakhshaish Tyoe of village carpets in Northwest Persia
Bakhtiar Type of Persian Tribal rugs
Ballard, James Franklin Collection of carpets in Metropolitan Museum
Baluch Type of Persian Tribal rugs
Bellini Rugs named after similar items in Giovani Bellini paintings
Beluch Type of Persian Tribal rug
Bergama Type of Anatolian Tribal rug
Bergama Kis Type of Anatolian Tribal rug
Berlin Dragon and Phoenix Early 15 Century rug from an Italian church
Beshir Type of Turkoman rugs
Bessarabian Type of rugs from Eastern Europe
Bezalel Type of rugs made in Jerusalem
BiBi Kabad Type off Persian village carpets
Bidjar Type of Persian Village rugs and carpets
Bidjov Type of Caucasian rugs
Bird Asmalyk Type of Turkoman rugs
Bird Oushak Type of period Anatolian rugs
Birjand City in Eastern Iran
Blossom Carpet Type of early Caucasian rugs
Bokhara City in West Turkistan
Bordjaloo kazak Type of Kazak
Boteh Motif in design of carpets
Braided Carpet Type of carpets made of strips of cloth
Butterfly Saddle Rugs Shape of Chinese rugs

C

Camel Hair Type of wool and color
Caucasus Caucasian rugs
C Gul Elemnet in Turkoman rugs
Chair Cover Rugs made for Royal thrones in China
Cemetery rug Type of tribal rugs
Chahar Mahal Type of Persian Tribal rug
Chajili Type of Caucasian rugs
Chanakkale Type of Anatolian Tribal rug
Chapan Turkoman or Uzbeki robes
Chelarberd Type of Kazak
Chelsea Carpet 16 Century carpet in Victoria Albert Museum
Chemical Wash Type of carpet washing to soften the colors
Cherpi Type of Turkoman coats
Chessboard Element in Chinese or Tibetan rugs
Chi Chi Type of Caucasian rugs
Chila Type of Caucasian rugs
Chief Blanket Type of American Indian textiles
Chinese Fette Type of Chinese carpets
Chintamani Oushak Group of early Oushak rugs
Chirpi Type of Turkoman coats
Chodor Type of Turkoman rugs
Chrysanthemum Flower in Chinese carpets
Cloud Lattice Elemnt in Chinese carpets
Coupled Column Prayer Rug Type of early Anatolian rugs
Crane Elemnt in Chinese rugs
Cloudband Type of Kazak rugs
Cuenca Type of Spanish carpets

D

Daghestan Type of Caucasian rugs
Dates Dates in carpets
Dazkiri Type of Anatolian Tribal rug
Deer Elemnt in Chinese and other type carpets
Donegal Type of carpets made in Irland
Dorokhsh Type on Northeastern Persian carpets

E

Eagle Type of Kazak rugs
Engsi Shape of Turkoman rugs
Ensi Shape of Turkoman rugs
Esphahan Type of Persian city rugs
Ezine Type of Anatolian Tribal rug

F

Fachralo Type of Kazak rugs
Farahan Type of Persian Village rug
Felt Carpet Type of Turkoman rugs
Fereghan Type of Persian Tribal rug
Fette Type of Chinese carpets and rugs
Filkili Type of Anatolian Tribal rug
Fu Dog Elemnet in Chinese carpets and rugs

G

Gabbeh Type of Persian Tribal rug
Gansu Type of early Chinese carpets
Garabagh Type of Caucasian rugs
Garajeh Type of Persian Village rugs
Garden Carpet Design in Persian and Indian carpets
Geirous Type of Kurdish rugs and carpets
Geysari Type of Village Anatolian rugs
Gendje Type of Caucasian rugs
Genjeh Type of Caucasian rugs
Germesh Element in Turkoman rugs
Ghashgai Type of Persian Tribal rug
Ghiordes Type of Anatolian Tribal rug
Girdlers Carpet Early 17 Century Mughal carpet in Victoria and Albert Museum
Goradis Type of Caucasian rugs

H

Halep Rugs made in Syria
Hamadan Type of Persian village rugs
Hand of Fatima Element in Tribal Rugs
Herati Pattern Elemnt in carpets
Hereke Type of Anatolian City rugs
Herez Type of Persian Village rugs and carpets
Heriz Type of Persian Village rugs and carpets
Hilla Type of Caucasian rugs
Hooked rug Style of carpet making
Holbein Rugs named after the German painter Hans Holbein

I

Ikat Process of textile making
Indian Indian carpets
Isphahan Type of Persian city carpets and rugs

J

Jaff Type of Kurdish rugs
Jajim Type of Persian Tribal rug
Jezwa Type of Caucasian rugs
Joshegan Type of Persian village rugs
Jordes Type of Caucasian rugs
Jozan Type od Persian village rugs
Jute Fiber used in carpet production

K

Kaitag Type of embroidered Caucasian textiles
Kansu Type of Chinese carpets
Kapunuk Shape of Turkoman rugs
Karabagh Type of Caucasian rugs
Karachopt kazak Type of Kazak
Karadja Type of Persian Village rug
Karagashli Type of Caucasian rugs
Karakachili Type of Anatolian Tribal rug
Karapinar Type of Anatolian Tribal rug
Kars Type of Anatolian Tribal rug
Kashan Type of Persian City rugs
Kashgar Type of East Turkistan rugs
Kasim Oushag Type of Kazak
Kaysari Type of Anatolian Village Rugs
Kazak Kazak rugs
Kerman Type of Persan city carpets and rugs
Khamseh Type of Persian Tribal rug
Khila Type of Caucasian rugs
Khotan Type of East Turkistan rugs
Kirghiz Type of Turkoman rugs
Kirman Type of Persian city carpets and rugs
Kirshehir Type of Anatolian Tribal rug
Kirshir Type of Anatolian Tribal rug
Kis Element in Anatolian rugs
Konagkend Type of Caucasian rugs
Konya Type of Anatolian Tribal rug
Kozak Type of Anatolian Tribal rug
Kuba Type of Caucasian rugs
Kula Type of Anatolian Tribal rug
Kum Kapou Type of work shop rugs in Anatolia
Kurdish Type of Persian tribal rugs

L

Ladik Type of Anatolian Tribal rug
Lambaloo Kazak Type odf Kazaks
Lenkoran Type of Kazak
Leopard Carpets Pair of 16 Century carpets in Metropolitan and Vienna Museums
Lesgi Type of Caucasian rugs
Lilian Type of Persian village rugs
Lori Type of Persian Tribal rug
Lori pambak kazak Type of Kazaks
Lotto Rugs named after Venitian painter Lorenzo Lotto
Lou Lan  
Luri Type of Persian Tribal rug

M

Mafrash A flat woven bag in a form of a box
Mahal Type of Persian Village carpets
Makri Type of Anatolian Tribal rug
Mamluk Period Egyptian carpets
Manyas Type of Anatolian Tribal rug
Marasali Type of Caucasian rugs
Mashad Type of Persian City carpets
Masulipatam Type of Indian carpets
Megri Type of Anatolian tribal rugs
Mekri Type of Anatolian tribal rugs
Melas Type of Anatolian Tribal rug
Meshed Type of Persian City carpets
Moghan Type of Kazak
Mongolian Mongolian rugs and carpets
Moroccan Moroccan carpets and rugs
Mudjur Type of Anatolian Tribal rug
Mughal Period Indian carpets

N

Nain Type of Persian City carpets
Navaho American Indian textiles
Ninghsia Type of Chinese rugs and carpets
Nortwest Persia Items made in Northwest Persia

O

Okbash Shape of Turkoman rugs
Ottoman Carpets Period carpets made in Ottoman Dynasty era
Oushak Type of workshop rugs and carpets in Anatolia

P

Panderma Type of Anatolian Village Rug
Pazyryk Carpet A priod carpet in Hermitage Museum
Peacock Elemnt in Chinese rugs and carpets
Peking Type of Chinese carpets
Perpedil Type of Caucasian rugs
Pillar Carpet Type if Chinese carpets
Pinwheel Kazak Type of Kazak
Pomegranate Element in East Turkistan rugs
Polonaise Typr of early Persian rugs
Pre Columbian Pre Columbian textiles
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Q

QashqaI Type of Persian Tribal rug
Qashkuli Type of Persian Tribal rug

R

Rainbow Border Elemnet in Chinese carpets
Running Dog Border Elemnet in Caucasian rugs
Rya Type of Scandinavian rugs

S

Sacred Mountain Motif Motif in Chinese rugs
Salt Bag Shape of Turkoman rugs
Salor Type of Turkoman rugs
Samarkand Center of carpet export in East Turkistan
Sarouk Type of Persian village rugs
Saryk Type of Turkoman rugs
Savonnerie Type of French carpets
Seneh Type of Persian Village carpets
Senna Type of Persian Village carpets
Serapi Type of Persian Village carpets
Sevan Kazak Type of Kazak
Sewan Kazak Type of Kazak
Sevas Type of Anatolian village rugs
Seychour Type of Caucasian rugs
Shirvan Type of Caucasian rugs
Sileh Type of Caucasian rugs
Sivas Type of Anatolian village rugs
Smyrna Type of Anatolian rugs
Soumac Type of Caucasian rugs
Star kazak Type of Kazak
Sultan Abad Type of Persian Village rugs and carpets
Sunburst Type of Kazak
Suzani Type of Uzbeki embroidered textile

T

Tabriz Type of Persian city rugs and carpets
Talish Type of Caucasian rugs
Tamga Element in Tribal rugs
Teheran Type of Persian city carpets and rugs
Tekke Type of Turkoman rugs
Throne Back Type of Royal Chinese rugs
Tibetan Tibetan rugs and carpets
Transylvania 17 Century rugs found in churches in Eastern Europe
Tuduc Rugs made by a Rumanian restorer early 20 century
Tuduk Rugs made by a Rumanian restorer early 20 century
Tulu Type of Anatolian Tribal rug
Turkoman Turkoman rugs and carpets

V

Verneh Type of Caucasian rugs
Veramin Type of Persian Tribal rug
Voysey Carpets made by Voysey in Irland

W

William Moris Carpets made for William Moris

Y

Yalameh Type of Persian Tribal rugs
Yarkand Type of rugs made in East Turkistan
Yastik Term for a size in Anatolian rugs
Yomut Type of Turkoman rugs
Yomut Asmalyk Type of Turkoman rugs
Yuruk Type of Anatolian Tribal rug

Z

Zakatala Type of Caucasian rugs
Zeleh Sultan Type of Persian Village rugs
Zeikhour Type of Caucasian rugs
Zejwa Type of Caucasian rugs
Zigler Type of carpets made in Central Persia for Zigler and Company
 
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