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The following is a list of terms commonly used in the rug trade as well as my descriptions. This list is to help site visitors fully understand the descriptions creating a more accurate assessment of each rug viewed. This is a constantly evolving list.

Abrash: What appears to be stripe(s) of a muted shade running straight across from one side of the rug to the other. This is caused by a weaver subsequently using multiple batches of the same color yarn that were not equally colorfast creating an increasing visible variance as the rug ages. This is not uncommon and often appreciated in vintage and antique rugs and can be found in city, village, and nomadic rugs.