Overwhelmed by the details that go into choosing your rug? There’s a lot to know! That’s why we’ve gathered some of the most common terms here. So read up and then come visit us at Dover Rug & Home to find the perfect piece for your home.
A gradual transition in color resulting from the dying process; can appear as striations in hue.
A term used to describe a rug that features a repeated design throughout the field, rather than a central point or medallion.
A process of chemical soaking that simulates aging by altering the intensity and saturation of dye colors.
A wonderfully ornate design of flowers intertwined with curing vines.
A rug featuring prominent designs on the outer border (the “edge” that surrounds the field).
A pear-like figure common in Oriental designs (you may recognize it from the paisley pattern).
A design cut or embossed into the pile.
The central portion of the rug’s design, surrounded by the border; fields may be blank, contain medallions, or consist of an all-over design, as explained above.