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A woven carpet resembling a Brussels carpet but with a velvet pile.
- ‘This new technique was a variation of the original loop-in Brussels weave where the loops of the Brussels weave were cut to produce the characteristic pile of the famous Wilton carpet.’
- ‘Whereas the Axminster yarn is woven into each weft and then cut to the required pile height and then reinserted when that colour is needed again the Wilton carpet yarn is a continuous strand woven all the way through.’
Late 18th century: from Wilton, the name of a town in southern England, noted for the manufacture of carpets.
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