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Glossary

 

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Fine
A fine rug is a rug in excellent shape with no holes, tears, or stains and no previous repair work. Since handmade rugs are very durable, most rugs are in fine condition.

Flat Weave
A technique of weaving where no knots are used. The weft strands are simply passed through the warp strands.

Foundation
The basic structural components of handmade rugs, which consist of Warps and Wefts.

Foot
A unit of length. One foot is equal to 12 inches or approximately 30 centimeters. Foot and inch are the measurements used in the United States and England for measuring the length and width of rugs.

France
France is located in Western Europe. The capital of France is Paris. In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, France was the most important center of rug weaving in Europe. Today, French Savonnerie and Aubusson designs are copied by countries such as China, India and Pakistan; however, France itself does not have a great production any more.

Fustic
A small dioecious tropical American tree (Cholorophora tinctoria) also called old fustic or dyer's mulberry. A yellow dye is derived from its wood.

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