Tallī_ghūlī_mraba’: (Arabic, talli: tala’, ghuli: Colloquial UAE: snake, Arabic, mraba’: square), a direct reference to (talli_ghuli) a specific pattern used in traditional tallī making, an undulating line zig-zag line (four running stitches up and four down) that resembles the snake’s movement.  Where the top and bottom portions are in a straight square pattern (mraba’).  It generally requires ten spools (dhahārī) of thread, one metallic straw (khūṣah),  and twelve hours of work to obtain a meter cord.