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By definition - Oriental rugs are rugs that come from the orient. The simple definition of the term would be - rugs that come from (were made in) an Asian Country such as: China and Vietnam in the east to Turkey, Maghreb countries, Cyprus and Iran in the west and the Caucasus in the north to India in the south. People from different cultures, countries, racial groups and religious faiths are involved in the production of oriental rugs. Oriental rugs are organized by origin: Persian rugs, Arab rugs, Anatolian rugs, Kurdish rugs, Caucasian rugs, Central Asian rugs, Turkestanian (Turkmen, Turkoman) rugs, Chinese rugs, Tibetan rugs and Indian rugs.
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Oriental rug — n. any of various kinds of carpets made in the Orient, hand woven in one piece, usually with intricate, colorful designs: also Oriental carpet … English World dictionary
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 — 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
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