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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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kaftan, caftan (KAF-tan) - full-length garment of ancient Mesopotamian origin[ a long garment having long sleeves, often cinched or tied at the waist, worn under a coat in the Middle East and Central Asia Russian kaftan, from Persian qaftan - Persian

kandura, gandourah (kahn-DUR-eh) - a long loose coat or gown with or without sleeves that is worn chiefly in northern Africa; similar to a caftan (kaftan) or Egyptian thobe. From the Arabic qandurah - Arabic

kanza (KAHN-zeh) - treasure - Arabic (dialectic)

kasbah, casbah (KAZ-buh) - the older, native Arab quarter of a North African city, especially Algiers From Arabic 'qasabah' meaning citadel - Arabic

katagami (ka-TAH-ga-mee) - the art of applying dye through stencils onto textiles - Japanese

kinkoma, kin koma (KIN-ko-ma) - the art of raised embroidery in which fine silk metallic cord is shaped into patterns and stitched onto the silk - Japanese

kubri (KOO-bree) - bridge - Arabic

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