Brussels carpet

Brussels carpet

noun
a carpet made with three-ply or four-ply worsted yarn drawn up in uncut loops to form a pattern over the entire surface (body Brussels) or made of worsted or woolen yarns on which a pattern is printed (tapestry Brussels)

Origin:
1790–1800

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Brussels carpet
 
n
a worsted carpet with a heavy pile formed by uncut loops of wool on a linen warp

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brussels carpet

type of machine-made floor covering with the loops of the pile uncut. All colours run with the warp, concealed, and are brought above the foundation in loops, as needed, to produce the pattern

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