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camel hair

[′kam·əl ‚her]
(textiles)
A fine, natural textile fiber obtained from the bactrian camel.
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Specializing in Islamic decorations, Odabashi uses the same techniques used by his ancestors, combining the arts of the Arab, Persian and Turkish civilizations.Rafah Hamdallah, who has been making hand-made soft goods such as camel-hair shawls, urged relevant authorities to begin the gradual restoration of the Tekiyeh in a way that ensures that the craftsmen remain active during the process, calling on marketplace vendors to stick to reasonable prices and not take advantage of tourists.Swordsmith Fayyad al-Sioufi has been forging swords and daggers for more than 20 years, continuing the centuries-old profession of his family.
Once outside the building, a distinguished member of the staff was seen striding about in his camel-hair coat, back straight, chin thrust forward, seizing female members of the staff by the shoulders and kissing them on each cheek.
Bedouin crafts such as rugs, camel-hair tents, sheepskins, pottery, tools, jewellery, perfumes, produce and spices were sold.
As she recounted her ordeal in Khartoum yesterday Hussein, a widow in her late thirties who works as a journalist and United Nations' press officer, managed cheerfully to crack jokes - despite the real prospect that in a couple of days she will be flogged with a camel-hair whip in a public courtyard.
After 5 d, surviving larvae were carefully transferred with a camel-hair brush into new petri dishes containing fresh filter paper and a new leaf.
Attractive camel-hair or cotton scarves with silver or gold woven patterns from Baalbek and Hermel are also sold, as are Ramadan, Christmas and other seasonal food baskets.
Painted with delicate camel-hair brushes, these works on paper recall the meticulous watercolors made by nineteenth-century tourists to document noteworthy landmarks.
Firms sponsored everything from the bride's shoes to their wedding night camel-hair blanket.
Camel-hair brushes are so called because a Mr Camel invented them.
Use natural-fiber, washable area rugs and underpads made from wool felt, camel-hair, or natural latex.
If he had been equipped with a camel-hair shirt and his chin had been a thicket of black, one might have cast him as a biblical prophet.
Seems he was distinguished by a hairy top lip, a camel-hair coat, a supply of second hand stone-wheeled vehicles and a leopard skin clad missus called the marlene.