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ZARABESQUE'S GLOSSARY

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

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damask rose (dam-UH-sk) - the pink color of the damask rose Literally, 'from Damascus' -

damask weave (DAM-uhsk) - the art of weaving patterns into textiles, almost invariably using a single color. The resulting fabric is considered reversible, which is the main feature that differentiates damask from brocade, both of which are jacquards. Literally 'from Damascus' -

Daraji (DAH-razh-ee) - something or someone from the Persian city of Daraj - Persian

daria, dariah (duh-RY-uh) - learned, wise - Arabic

denya (DEN-yeh) - earth, earthy - Arabic

dikka (DEE-kuh) - architectural term for a raised dais or lectern; a high table - Arabic

dip-dye - A reductive process in which black dye is removed, revealing an ombre pattern of varying shades -

Djeema (DGEE-muh) - an alternative transliteration from Djemaa el-Fnaa, the famed lively public square and marketplace in Marrakech's old quarter - Arabic

djinn, jinn (jin) - spirits capable of appearing in human and animal forms and influencing humankind for either good or evil English 'genie' - Arabic

Djura (ZUHR-rah) - mountains of Tunisia - Berber, Arabic

duster - a long lightweight overcoat, worn esp. in the early days of automobiles to protect clothing from dust[ a loose-fitting lightweight coat for women -

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