A piece of thick, nappy fabric, commonly made of wool, -- used for various purposes, as for covering and ornamenting part of a bare floor, for hanging in a doorway as a potière, for protecting a portion of carpet, for a wrap to protect the legs from cold, etc.
The rug in Shelley’s Room, on which most doll games were mapped out and played, was made up of multicolored scraps of shag carpet, procured by the Jacksons from a carpet store trash bin, fit together like a jigsaw puzzle and glued to the floor. A simple but all-purpose stage set, the rug was invaluable to the doll games: carpet segments could become rooms, apartments, gardens, forests, ships and even bodies of water. Unfortunately, this irreplaceable piece of Doll Games’ history is no longer extant.
In Britain and other parts of Europe, a piece of carpet that is small enough to hang on a wall, or that measures up to 6 ft (1.8 m) long; anything larger than this is classified as a carpet. In practice the terms are almost interchangeable.