a fabric made by compressing wool with the addition of heat,
water and agitation (rolling).
fabric: a loosely woven fabric that has undergone a
a non-pile weave. A variety of techniques can be used, such
as tapestry, supplementary weft, or soumak.
the geometric motif used in Central Asian rugs. Guls are
often octagonal and are usually divided into quarters with
small repeating patterns in each quarter.
a resist-dyed fabric of silk or silk and cotton.
a coarsely woven long pile rug made in a variety of sizes.
Two or more pieces are sometimes sewn together.
a large storage bag for the yurt.
a term used to describe flatwoven rugs which are often reversible.
a thread secured around two warps and cut to create pile
for a rug.
tapestry: the discontinuous weft threads are turned
back around adjacent warps forming small slits in the fabric.
embroidered cotton or silk cloth made for a variety of domestic
urban purposes such as bed covers, hangings and dividers.
band: woven bands of different sizes using different
techniques. Used to secure the shape of the yurt and decorate
a small storage bag for the yurt.
of life: an ancient pattern representing a tree. Symbolic
of birth, death, cycle of life, or eternity.
a circular, portable tent used by Central Asian nomads.