What Size Rug for What Room? Oriental Rugs Terminology

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What size carpet is used in which room?

In addition to the obvious issues of color and style, which are determined by one’s personal taste, determining what type of carpet or carpet size is needed for a particular room, you also need to consider several factors.

Of course, the price will play an important role in this decision. However, within your budget, the type of fabric (weaving) and quality you choose are the most important factors in ensuring that you are happy with your new purchase. It is generally not recommended to place light colored needles in the hallway or hallway. why? Even the best quality needle tips cannot withstand high currents, especially at the entrance where dust and salt can damage the carpet. On the contrary, the beautiful soumak plain weave weave has a denser structure to resist dirt and traffic, and can be well suited for such applications. Needlepoints can be a wonderful addition to the bedroom (barefoot, from a comfort standpoint, rougher textured soumak may not be popular. These are just two examples of how different structural placements should be considered.

Another factor to consider is size. From small scattered rugs to beautiful rugs, the actual size of the room and the specific decorating scheme are crucial to determining the rug size that best suits your needs.

dining room

The size of the restaurant carpet should be determined based on the placement of chairs and tables and the absolute size of the room. Think about how many patterns are hidden or obscured under the table. Obviously, the central medallion design is not the ideal choice for this.
Carpets less than 7 or 7.5 feet wide will turn out to be uncomfortably small. 8′ x 10′ carpet is the most common suitable (minimum) size, unless the room and table are particularly large, then 9′ x 12′ or 10′ x 14′ oriental rugs may be better. The only case where the carpet width is less than 7 feet may be that the room itself is too narrow for a 7 foot wide carpet.

The reason for all this is that even a relatively narrow table is 42 inches wide. To prevent the front legs of the chair from hitting the carpet and the back legs falling off, even when someone is sitting at the table, even when someone is sitting at the table. Two extra feet are always needed on both sides of the table. This means that the rug for each seat on either side of the table should be 2 feet wide, so a total of 7′-9″ (absolute minimum width). A typical 6’x9′ area rug is only 5′-6″ wide and 8′ -6″ long, which is actually too narrow for tables and chairs.

living room

The living room can have multiple layouts and elements. Benches, chairs, temporary tables and lighting equipment can be arranged in a unified configuration or in separate sitting or conversation areas. In either case, your carpet should play a key role in focusing and improving the placement of other furniture. In fact, they should serve as the “base” for the design plan for any area where you use them.

There is no right way, and there is no wrong way. The larger the carpet, the more it can pull all the elements of the room together. The smaller the carpet, the less likely it is to pull all the elements of the room together. A larger carpet will make the room look more attractive. Smaller rugs define the social groups in the room.

The possibilities for decorating with carpets are endless. With Persian designed oriental rugs, you can be sure that every room in your home has the best color, design and quality.

Carpet: terminology

Abrash: This term is used to describe the color change of a single color in oriental carpets. Abrash is often found in tribal nomadic carpets and their replicas. Mild Abrash is caused by changes in yarn diameter inherent in nomadic dyeing and spinning. Heavy Abrash is caused by replacing new dye batches. In general, Abrash is desirable in tribal rugs, but not popular with new urban rugs.

Afshan: Named after Afshar, describes the velvet found in city carpets.


A Turkish nomadic people who mainly live in the south of Iran and are known for their quality carpets.


Agra City is one of the largest carpet weaving centers in India. The carpet known by this name is heavily influenced by Persian archetypes and may contain a central medallion and a general pattern. Usually, however, Agras has highly stylized floral patterns, usually arranged asymmetrically in the fields.

Antique wash:

A chemical bath that can dilute the color to simulate aging.

Tree brush:

One type of brush is designed with a series of delicate strips of different shades, closely parallel to each other, horizontally across the surface of the carpet. In wool carpets, this is a plain that feels intentionally monotonous to the weaver, and the open background adds vitality.

The 14th century mausoleum of Sheikh Safi Ad-Din and Shah Ismaeil. The city bears the same name as the Adbil carpet and is one of the most exquisite and famous objects in Islamic art. However, it is controversial whether the carpet is actually made there. Modern carpets in this area are usually of questionable quality.

art silk:
Also known as rayon, it describes a yarn made from mercerized cotton that is woven in an attempt to give the appearance of silk. This fiber has a very soft feel and is used to create a price range for smaller budgets, and their taste is biased towards expensive silk carpets. Carpets sold as silk undergo a burn test to check for the presence of cotton.

Beautiful flat tapestry woven in France from the 15th to the 19th century. They originated from the Moors who wove with the help of court architects and artists.

A flat woven carpet, usually with floral medallions in pastel colours, once woven in France. The design of these carpets has been adapted to pile carpets and is now woven in India and China.

Axminster carpet:
A complex machine-made carpet, woven on a soft cotton frame, can contain up to 70 colors of wool. Its invention in the Industrial Revolution in 1882 effectively destroyed the hand-knotted carpet industry. It was thought that the quality of mechanized goods would be higher, and this theory was later shelved.

Axminster loom:
A popular loom used to make machine carpets, offering flexibility in color and design.

Nomads in South Persia. This tribal weave is very popular among collectors and the carpet itself often has an extremely durable structure that will last up to 200 years in a heavily worn environment. The most popular design is a square grid, each grid has a vase.

A nomadic tribe living in Afghanistan and neighboring countries, producing large quantities of commercial tissue. Their carpets are generally brown, black and gold.

This type of Kilim originated in part of Romania and is now part of Ukraine. Designs usually have curved floral patterns, which are more formal, sophisticated and sophisticated than designs in other parts of southeastern Europe.

Bidjar (or Bijar):
The carpet design is named after the Bidjar area in Azerbaijan, Iran. The original design was Kurdish with hundreds of trees, which really earned the region a good reputation. Commercial Bidjar is factory woven and features a unique diamond-shaped medallion. Commercial Bidjar is considered to be the most durable carpet in history as most can be used for 300 years. This earned Bidjar the colorful nickname “Persian Iron Carpet”. Both types of Bidjar are still produced in limited quantities.

Edge carpet:
A kind of carpet designed on the outer edge of the carpet, around the room.

An oriental small carpet pattern similar to pine cones or pears.

Woven carpet:
A carpet made by weaving yarn around the core and forming it into a carpet. The braid can be tubular (formed around only one core wire to form a circular braid) or flat (formed around two core wires to form a flat braid).

Bukhara (also known as Pokhara, Pokhara or Pokhara):
Turkmen carpets are called Bukharan. The most relevant pattern for these carpets is a row of repeating geometric patterns or guls woven on a red background.

Bukhara (or Bukhara):
The capital of Usbekistan and the traditional trading center of Turkmen Tilbal carpets. Today, carpets called Bokhara are mostly commercial replicas woven in Pakistan and India. The actual Turkmen carpet is named after its tribal name to avoid confusion with its popular replicas. Bokhara commercial carpets are the best-selling hand-knotted carpets in the world.

Fire test:
A small bundle of fibers on the carpet can be burned to test the contents. Cotton, for example, has a plant odor when burned. The wool smells a bit like hair. When the silk burns, it smells like human hair and leaves no residue or ash.

Comb the fibers with a wire brush before spinning.

Screaming carpet:
A technique used to recreate the best urban carpets. The color of the pre-dyed yarn sings rhythmically to ensure that the carpet is more perfect than carpets made with other techniques. Most fine carpets from Tabriz and Isfahan (or Isfahan) are made in this way.

Caucasus carpets made in Chechnya and Dagestan are often ridiculed.

Kin wool:
The thin beards on sheep’s chins are sometimes reserved for special ceremonial carpets. Kinwool carpets are considered finer than silk carpets, but they are very rare. The most remarkable thing about Turkmen tribes is the use of this fiber to make the best carpets.

Chrome dye:
A synthetic dye that uses potassium dichromate to form a permanent bond between the yarn and the dye. It is more widely used than vegetable dyes because they do not fade.

cross knitting:
Carpet woven horizontally on a Wilton loom. (Usually the rug is vertically woven by hand.) The cross weave technique allows tassels to be incorporated into the rug instead of being sewn later.

A double sided plain woven rug, loosely woven, for a casual feel and usually bright in colour. Dhurries in India are usually woven from cotton or wool. The design is created by weaving colored weft and warp threads.

A large tribe settled mainly in northwestern Afghanistan and makes urban and tribal carpets. They are known for the quality of their nomadic saddles and tent equipment.

The center of the area carpet. It can have a specific pattern or a solid color.

plain weave:
A general term that describes any lint-free carpet, including Soumaks, Kelim, Verneh, Sozani and Dhurrie. Aubusson carpets are also flat, but are excluded because of their extreme complexity.

The combination of warp and weft in the main part of the carpet.

The warp threads protruding from the end of the carpet undergo various treatments to prevent the weft threads and knots from falling apart.

Fluffy plush carpets used by nomads as mattresses. Since the 1990s, they have only been sold commercially in the West. Gabeh usually has a simple color design with a rural landscape. The charm of Gabehs has only recently been appreciated and they are now produced commercially for export.

See Killim.

The combination of warp and weft that make up the fabric. In the pile carpet, the ground is called the foundation.

Stripes or smaller borders on both sides of the main border.


Flower in Persian, it describes common ornaments in Turkmen carpets. Gul is a design element often mistaken for elephant feet.

Handmade carpet (or handmade carpet):
Carpets that are completely hand knotted (knotted) or tufted (using the tuft tool to push the yarn over the canvas) These carpets are usually made of other fine materials such as wool or silk. They are usually more expensive than machine-made carpets.

Herati border:
A carpet pattern consisting of rosettes surrounded by four leaves. Rosettes often appear in the lozenge.

The Turkish city is known for its factories, where the most exquisite silk carpets in the world are woven. Although Herrick was in Turkey, they used Persian knots on the carpets they made there.

A large city located near the border between Iran and Azerbaijan. The geometric medallion rugs woven there in the early 20th century were extremely popular in Europe and the United States. Commercial carpets with Heriz designs are woven in every carpet producing country in the world. Heriz design is the most popular Persian design in the West.

A rug made using a crochet device (manual machine) to push yarn into and around the canvas. This is the left loop (to form a “loop hook” or “lock hook” carpet) or cut to form an open pile.

Jufti knot:
A knot is tied to the four chains instead of the usual two.

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