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ZARABESQUE'S GLOSSARY

Defines terms and terminology that appear on Zarabesque... a global language for the global goddess.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

bab (behb) - a gate or gateway - Semitic

babbeh (BAH-beh) - woman - Russian

bakala (bah-KAH-leh) - - Turkish

Banassa (bahn-AS-sah) - an ancient city whose ruins are now an archeological site on the northeast Atlantic coast of Morocco on the Gharb plain - Amazigh (Moroccan)

baraka (bah-RA-ka) - blessing - Hebrew, Arabic

bateau neckline (bah-TOH) - whether straight or softly curved, a high, wide line that runs along the collar bone. From the French for 'boat', this style derives from the traditional sailors' garments, said to facilitate easy removal if one falls overboard. - French

Berber (BUR-ber) - a group of North African tribes living on the Barbary Coast and the Sahara dialectal Arabic 'barbar' - Arabic

bora, boura (BOU-rah) - fabric loomed with varying weave tension (tightness/looseness) to create different textures, usually in a striped pattern of uncertain origin; may come from a brief and sudden wind specific to the eastern Mediterranean, known to create varying waves on sea and sand - (unknown)

bottom width - a measurement taken across/around the lower hem of a garment -

bouclé (boo-CLAY) - thread or yarn with loops producing a nubby appearance; fabric woven of this thread French: literally, curled, buckled - French

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