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What is "Baldachin" - Definition & Explanation

Baldachin a rich embroidered fabric of silk and gold.
A canopy of silk or some other material installed over a crypt, an altar, or throne. These are often seen in portable forms for the purpose of processions.

Some other terms

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A fabric of wool, also of rayon and silk. The name is derived from the French term eponge for "spongy". It is a very soft and sponge-like fabric in a variety of novelty effects with loose weave. ...
To hem a piece of cloth (in sewing), a garment workerfolds up a cut edge, folds it up again, and then sews it down. The process of hemming thus completely encloses the cut edge in cloth, so that it...
(Natural) - Pigments are derived from organic materials such as vegetables, berries, bugs, clay, indigo, and other plant extracts to dye fabric. The weakness of natural dyes has been that many...
The combing process is an additional step beyond carding. In this process the fibers are arranged in a highly parallel form, and additional short fibers are removed, producing high quality yarns with...
A sofa frame featuring a large single cushion where the frame and cushion can be unfolded to use as a bed. The cushion itself is also called a futon and is sometimes used independently from a sofa...

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