Oriental rug


Also found in: Wikipedia.
Related to Oriental rug: Persian Rug

Oriental rug

n.
A rug made of wool or silk that is knotted or woven by hand, often in complex and highly stylized designs, and produced in the Middle East and in many other parts of Asia.

O′rien′tal rug′


n.
a rug or carpet woven usu. in Asia and characterized by hand-knotted pile.
Also called O′rien′tal car′pet.
[1880–85]
References in classic literature ?
The floor was of a delicious green with exquisite oriental rugs; green and white, I think, was the lady's scheme of colour, something cool, you observe, to keep the sun under.
Cabs were sent for customers; and when one arrived, he was escorted over Oriental rugs to a gilded booth, draped with silken curtains.
Ithaca, NY, October 02, 2018 --(PR.com)-- As a successful cleaning company for the past 48 years, the core corporate objective of ABC Oriental Rug is, and always has always been, environmental responsibility.
Stone presents general-interest readers, collectors, and scholars with a comprehensive reference to the world of Oriental rug history and manufacture in Morocco, Turkey, Persia, the Caucasus, Central Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and China.
THE SECAUCUS, N.J., BUILDING KNOWN AS ORICA--FOR ORIENTAL RUG INDUSTRY Center of America--has been closed and emptied, as the site is scheduled to be redeveloped into a residential building.
Oriental rug repair; step-by-step reknotting and reconstruction, care and preservation.
Woven Splendor From Timbuktu to Tibet: Exotic Rugs and Textiles from New York Collectors examines the history of the Oriental rug in New York.
Buying an Oriental rug is often a complicated process, so it's refreshing to find a guide which not only answers typical consumer questions on value and make, but which discusses contemporary rugs from across the Orient, from Tibet and China to Afghanistan and Iran.
Blood spattered the length and breadth of our imitation Oriental rug, blood dripping from the splintered remains of our coffee table, blood smeared like a sign across my father's forehead, blood spurting from my cousin' s nose--and the two of them not so much fist fighting, no so much wresting as caroming, with a terrible bony thwack colliding, rearing back and charging in like men with antlers branching from their brows, fantastical, cross-species creatures sprung from mythology into our living room and pulping each other's flesh with their massive, snaggletooth horns.
De Rijke/de Rooij's film The Point of Departure, 2002, tracks the movement of a camera through and across an oriental rug. Starting inside the fibers of the rug and gradually moving out to scan its intricate patterns, the camera's movement enacts an abstract drama.