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Carpet

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

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2006
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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19,371 words
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Originally a thick cover for a bed or table. From the 16th century the term included knotted carpets from the

carpets and rugs

carpets and rugs   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)
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475 words
The term ‘carpet’ now refers primarily to a floor covering, but until the eighteenth century floors were normally covered with rush matting, and carpets were used either as coverings for ... More
Carpet

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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4,671 words
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Originally a thick cover for a bed, table etc. From the 16th century the term included knotted carpets from the

Carpets and flatweaves

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Religion
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22,109 words
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In the Islamic lands, carpets occupy a place of prominence not found in other artistic traditions, as these textiles provided

Carpets

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

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2009
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
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2,710 words
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2

Carpet weaving constitutes one of the most well-known Islamic art forms, whether manifested in the more familiar knotted-pile carpets or

Carpets

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The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
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57 words

Carpet weaving most commonly takes place in lands marked by dry and temperate climates, an abundance of marginal grazing land,

Carpets

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Apostolos Karpozilos and Alexander Kazhdan

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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278 words

(sing. τάπης) or rugs designated in antiquity any kind of woven material used to cover floors, beds, walls, or apertures of doors (H. Schroff in ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006
on the carpet being severely reprimanded by someone. The expression comes from the earlier meaning of carpet in the sense of ‘table covering’, referring to the ‘carpet of the council ... More

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