Brocade

Brocade is a richly decorative silk fabric with raised patterns.

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weave

Jaquard weaving. Uses a supplementary weft technique: the ornamental brocading is produced by a supplementary, non-structural weft in addition to the standard weft that holds the warp.

 

fiber

 Silk.

 

fabric face

Ornate woven designs against a rich satiny field.

 

hand

Ornamental features produce the effect of low relief on fabric’s face in brocade, sometimes stiffening it.

 

fabric drape

Soft drape.

 

fabric weight

Heavy fabric.


 

match

Similar fabrics: damask, brocatelle and tapestry

 

history

Originated from China, made by hand.

 


 Best use for:

 

evening dressdressformal wearvests

Special occasion and formal wear, suites, vestments, and costumes.

 

 

upholsteryCurtains

Upholstery and draperies.

 

 


 

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