The Parts of a Carpet

  1. Fringe
  2. Closure of warps
  3. Skirt
  4. Outer guard stripe, minor border
  5. Main Border
  6. Spandrel
  7. Lozenge. The whole six sided form sitting on the field (N) is a primary design element.
  8. Secondary design element. Different from motifs in that they are integral parts of traditional patterns.
  9. Inner guard stripe, minor border (paired with D)
  10. Medalion. Primary design element.
  11. Tertiary Motif, pencil x's
  12. Secondary war motif
  13. Primary war Motif
  14. Field, this is the background between border and medalion.

Design Elements