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PREFERRED TERM
macrame  
BROADER CONCEPT
SCOPE NOTE
  • Refers to the technique of knotting cords or thick threads to create a coarse lace or decorative fringe. It is generally performed by using a padded cushion mounted on a wooden frame to secure the knot-bearing supporting cords or the hem of a piece of fabric. From the hem or a line of knot-bearing cords, long threads or cords are mounted by knots, and the long threads are then tied to each other with a variety of knots to form patterns or designs. Pins may be used to secure threads to the cushion while the piece is being worked. The technique was developed in 19th-century Genoa, Italy, but the term is derived from the Turkish word for towel, because the process was inspired by decorative fringes on Turkish towels and other fabrics. It is also based on the techniques used by 16th-century Italian artisans in the creation of punto a groppo. (AAT)
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macramé

Dutch

macramé

French

Makramé

German

μακραμέ

Greek

מקרמה

Hebrew

macramè

Italian

macramé

Portuguese

makrame

Serbian

macramé

Spanish

makramé

Swedish

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http://thesaurus.europeanafashion.eu/thesaurus/10390
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