CARPETS, (qālī; Ar. and Pers. farš), heavy textiles used as coverings for floors, walls, and other large surfaces, as well as for various kinds of furnishing.
iii. Knotted-pile carpets. Techniques and structures.
iv. Knotted-pile carpets. Designs, motifs, and patterns.
v. Flat-woven carpets. Techniques and structures.
vii. Islamic Persia to the Mongols.
viii. Il-khanid and Timurid periods.
xiv. Tribal carpets (See also Baluchistan v. Baluch Carpets).
Originally Published: December 15, 1990
Last Updated: December 15, 1990
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