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Glossary

 

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DOBAG
A Turkish Acronym meaning Natural Dye Research and Development Project. In the late 1970s the government of Turkey began this program to improve the quality and profitability of the rug industry. The program reintroduced the use of natural dyes and traditional weaving methods.

Double-ended mihrab
A prayer niche with two opposing high points.

Do-zar (Persian)
Rugs of about 7 feet (two zars) in length and about 4.5 feet in width.

Dyes
Dyes are used in coloring pile materials such as wool, silk and cotton. There are two types of dyes: Natural Dyes and Synthetic Dyes.

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