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Portuguese carpets

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A name of convenience for a type of rug characterized by maritime scenes in the corners, so called because the ships appear to be European manned by seamen in Portuguese or Dutch style clothing; the rugs are made with a cotton foundation with asymmetrical and some jufti knotting.

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<rugs by pattern>

Term used for

carpets, Portuguese

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Portuguese carpet


12yrs ago

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