Oriental rug
noun Date: 1881 a handwoven or hand-knotted one-piece rug or carpet made in a country of central or southern Asia — called also Oriental carpet

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Oriental rug — Part of a series on Islamic culture Architecture …   Wikipedia

  • oriental rug — noun or oriental carpet Usage: usually capitalized O : a handwoven or hand knotted one piece rug or carpet made in the Orient especially in Asia and usually having a pile produced by knotting one or several tufts of colored woolen or silk yarn… …   Useful english dictionary

  • oriental rug — rug made in the Middle East (usually handmade) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Oriental rug — a rug or carpet woven usually in Asia and characterized by hand knotted pile. Also called Oriental carpet. Cf. Persian carpet, Turkish rug, Turkoman rug. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • Oriental rug — O′rien′tal rug′ n. tex a rug or carpet woven usu. in Asia and characterized by hand knotted pile Also called O′rien′tal car′pet. Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • oriental rug — /ɔriˌɛntl ˈrʌg/ (say awree.entl rug), /ɒri / (say oree ) noun a handmade rug or carpet, made according to a traditional Asian pattern …   Australian English dictionary

  • Oriental Rug Retailers of America — The Oriental Rug Retailers of America (ORRA) is a non profit organization that was founded over 40 years ago as the only national organization working to promote ethical practices in the Oriental rug business. The organization provides member and …   Wikipedia

  • Rug making — is an ancient craft, and covers a variety of techniques. BraidedBraided rugs are made by using three or more strips of fabric, usually wool, folding the raw edges to the middle and braiding them together. For an oval rug the center braid should… …   Wikipedia

  • rug and carpet — Any decorative textile normally made of a thick material and intended as a floor covering. Floor coverings made of plaited rushes date from the 5th or 4th millennium BC. Carpets were first made in central and western Asia as coverings for earthen …   Universalium

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