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Rug Glossary of Terms: O

  • Oltenian
    A superior type of kilim rug, featuring ornate flower and leaf patterns.
  • One-sided
    Layout of the rug where the design is woven in one direction.
  • Overcast Sides
    Technique of over-rounding wool on the non-fringe sides of a rug.
  • Overtuft
    A process wherein an already tufted and dyed carpet has another yarn system tufted through the back of the fabric to produce a design on the face of the carpet.
  • Oxidizes
    Exposure to excess sunlight which causes the rug color to change to a brown or black color.

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