(pronounced broh-KAYD) In the beginning… brocade was a formal, rich, weighty silk fabric produced in the Orient and often having gold or silver threads woven into its raised floral or figured patterns. It was used for clothing, upholstery, and
(pronounced brah-keh-TEHL) Brocade’s close cousin, this elegant, formal fabric is distinguished by the high relief of its designs. Possessing a high yarn count and a firm, sometimes even stiff, texture, brocatelle features a characteristic three-dimensional blistered or puffed appearance.
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