a hand-tied knot, used in rug weaving, in which the parallel ends of looped yarn alternate with two threads of warp, producing an uneven pile effect.
Compare Sehna knot.
Origin of Ghiordes knot
First recorded in 1895–1900
Also called Turkish knot.
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