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[gyawr-duh s, gawr-]
  1. a Turkish rug characterized by an uneven pile produced by the Ghiordes knot.
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Origin of Ghiordes

First recorded in 1895–1900; variant spelling of Gördes, town in Turkey
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  • He began to collect Ghiordes rugs years ago, before the value of the rug became generally known.

    Rugs: Oriental and Occidental, Antique & Modern

    Rosa Belle Holt

  • The antique Ghiordes rugs are really fine in colors, generally with much pale green, red, or blue.

  • The apex of the mihrab or niche runs high in the Ghiordes rug.

  • Only now and then is seen a prayer Ghiordes that represents such a high type of artistic skill.

    Oriental Rugs

    Walter A. Hawley

  • Knot, Ghiordes, Knots to inch horizontally five to ten; perpendicularly, seven to twelve.

    Oriental Rugs

    Walter A. Hawley