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Glossary

 

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Rhubarb
Any of several plants of the Rheum family, especially R. rhubarbarum, which have edible long, green or reddish, acidic leafstalks. Yellow to copper-red dyes are derived from the leaves and used in rugs of China and India.

Romania
Romania is located in Eastern Europe. The capital of Romania is Bucharest. Rug weaving in Romania can go back in time as far as the sixteenth century during the reign of Ottoman Empire. A large number of Romanian kelims are imported to the US.

Runner
A very long and narrow rectangular rug. Most runners in today's market are between 2.5 to 3 feet wide and 6 to 20 feet long, and in some cases even longer. They are used as coverings for hallways, stairways, and entrances. For this reason, they are also called Corridor rugs.

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