Carpet FAQ

The word used to describe the variations in color found within a single color in an Oriental rug . It refers to the hue or color change found on many older rugs, particularly those rugs woven by nomad tribes. While abrash is commonly seen in tribal nomadic rugs and in some modern Oriental rugs are intentionally woven with the color variation . The variations in color are usually the result of inconsistent dyeing of the wool, or through the introduction of a new wool batch while weaving the carpet. Generally some abash is desirable in tribal carpets and very undesirable in “city” carpets.

A chemical or natural process that tones down colors and to simulate aging.

A huge variety of bags of different shapes and sizes, fulfilling numerous separate functions, are produced by nomadic, semi-nomadic, and, to a lesser degree, settled tribal weavers throughout the entire weaving region. (Saddle bags, Tent bags and Salt/Cushion bags)

A large group of nomadic tribes people living in Afghanistan and eastern Iran who weave many types of small rugs, animal trappings and tent furnishings. They favor deep tones of blue, dark brown, dark red and touches of natural ivory.

The main section of the rug that is surrounded by the border and contains the central medallion or other motifs.

The excess warp threads extending from the end of the rug sometimes finished in macramé style knotting.

Any non-pile carpet, usually wool , in which the pattern is formed by the colored weft being wrapped around the warp. The word is used to describe the non-pile side of nomadic bags and saddles. Other uses include coverings, curtains, and ground blankets in a tent.

Single or repeated design elements found throughout the rug.

A term used to refer to the structure of knotted carpets and rugs forming a pile or nap . Wool, silk, or sometimes cotton is knotted around the warp in a variety of techniques.

A long, narrow rug used mostly for hallways and staircases. Usually under three feet wide.

Threads of yarn that extend through the entire length of the rug, on which the weaver ties the knots.

Threads of yarn that run across the width of the rug.

Order & Shipping FAQ

Shipping is free in the continental US.

Depending on country, shipping costs will be added to the total price. Use the contact form to learn more.

Carpets are sent primary through UPS and USPS. Once shipped a tracking # will be emailed to you.

We ship carpets within 24 hours of confimed purchase.

Returns and Refunds are at our discretion.

All carpets are sold as-is. Carpets sold on WarCarpets.com are in various conditions due to age, storage, and other factors. These conditions are detailed in the description of the carpet.

Carpet conditions are included the descriptions and include the following types:

  • Good: This means that the carpet is in good condition and contains no holes or wear or tear other than normal aging.
  • Fair: This means that the carpet is in decent condition with some minor fraying due to age and storage.
  • Worn: This means the carpet has some wear and tear due to a variery of reason.  In some cases the carpet may have spots or holes that may be noticible. These will be detailed in the description of the carpet.

Please remember these carpets are more than 20 years old and have traveled from Afganistan and Pakistan! 

We do NOT own or sell 9/11 carpets.