Ghiordes

noun
Ghior·​des | \ gēˈȯrdəs, ˈgȯ- \
plural Ghiordes

Definition of Ghiordes

: an Anatolian rug characterized by fine knotting, mellow colors, a wool pile, and a cotton web especially : a fine prayer rug of the 17th and 18th centuries

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History and Etymology for Ghiordes

from Gördes (Ghiordes), town in Manisa, Turkey

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“Ghiordes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ghiordes. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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