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ORIENTAL RUGS DICTIONARY

Felt Crapet

 

The basic structure of Turkoman nomadic tribe's tents structure consisted of a trellis of cane, sapling, or heart wood, a series of roof poles to support the felt flaps.  The felt, usually a whiteish grey when new, was made by the women, who laid layers of combed wools between cane mats, soaked it with water and rolled it, repeating the process until the wool finally felted together.  The process somehow resembles the process of Japanese Sushi roles preparation in a much larger scale.

This process was also adapted by some tribes to create rugs with designs in different colors.