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Rug Glossary of Terms: E

  • Eastern Turkestan
    An area of western China. Common motifs for rugs from this area include pots with flowers, three medallions, and geometric elements throughout the field. Rugs from this region are sometimes referred to as Samarkand
  • Egypt
    Country in North Africa, Capital – Cairo. Although contemporary Egyptian rugs are of great quality, only a small number of them are exported.
  • Embossed
    A process of carving pile around the design or symbol to enhance the look of the pattern.
  • Emroidery
    Decorational needle-work embellishments
  • Erivan
    One of the oldest towns in the world, Erevan is a famous Armenian rug center
  • Ezine
    Town in Turkey known for elegant simple small rugs
  • Elem
    (Turkmen) An additional border in pile rugs

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