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Garnet Hill Rug Guide

See visual examples below.

HOOKED
A process where a hook or needle is used to pull loops of heavy yarn or strips of fabric through a foundation of coarse canvas or burlap to form a kind of pile.

TUFTED
Yarns carried by hollow needles are carried through a backing material to form rows of tufts. A latex coating can be applied to the back of the carpeting to hold the pile firmly in place. Pile may be cut or uncut, high or low. Quality depends on fiber used, tuft density and size and twist of yarn.

HAND-KNOTTED
A hand-knotted rug is produced by the lacing or tying of a yarn through the base fabric around the warp yarns of a rug. Because it is created one knot at a time, the design can be very intricate. The pattern of a hand-knotted rug can be seen on the back in the rows of tiny knots. Hand-knotted rugs are more durable than other rugs.

BRAIDED
Strips of fabric are intertwined into wide, flat braids, which are sewn spirally around a center to form a mat.

FLAT WEAVE
A plain weave that has no pile.

KILIM
A heavyweight, hand-woven, reversible flat weave rug. The pattern consists of geometrical shapes in a great variety of colors.

HAND-CARVED
Pile is sheared in certain areas after manufacture to create a design or to highlight design elements with various heights of pile.

HIGH-LOW
Certain areas of pile are sheared to form a pattern, creating pile that is higher in some areas and low in others.

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