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What is "Brocade" - Definition & Explanation

A weave of fabric with significant third dimension relief
It is a heavy silk fabric with figured ornamentation using a jacquard.
Rich fabric wove on a loom with the jacquard attachment giving an embossed appearance that resembles embroidery in a pattern of raised figures or flowers. Many times it includes gold and silver threads. The name is derived from the French meaning to ornament.
Usually a jacquard woven fabric in which the figure is developed by floating the warp threads, the weft threads, or both, and interlacing them in a more or less irregular order.
Brocade is the term for forming patterns in cloth with a supplementary weft.
A heavy, exquisite, jacquard-type fabric with an all-over raised pattern or floral design, generally made from silk, rayon, and cotton in a Jacquard and dobby weave.. Cotton brocade often has the ground of cotton and the pattern of rayon and silk. Pattern is in low relief. Rich, heavy, elaborate design effect. Sometimes with colored or metallic threads making the design usually against a satin weave background. This makes the figures stand out. The figures in brocade are rather loose, while in damask the figure threads are actually bound into the material. The pattern may be satin on a twill ground or twill on a satin ground and is often reversible. The motifs may be of flowers, foliage, scrollwork, pastoral scenes, or other designs. The price range is wide. Brocade is believed to come from the Latin name 'brocade' which means to figure. It is used in all types of evening wear, church vestments, interior furnishings, and state robes.
A heavy, exquisite jacquard type fabric with an all-over raised pattern or floral design. Common end-uses include such formal applications as upholstery, draperies, and eveningwear.
A heavy, exquisite, jacquard-type fabric with an all-over raised pattern or floral design.
Rich Jacquard-woven fabric with all-over interwoven design of raised figures of flowers. Name derived from French meaning to “ornament.” Often gives an embossed appearance by contrasting surfaces, colors, and gold or silver threads on satin or twill grounds. Made in many weights for apparel and decorative fabric uses.
The process used in silk saris in which a fabric having complicated figuring effect with the help of satin weave on plain weave back ground.
A Heavy Rich- Looking Jacquard Fabric With Contrasting Surfaces Or A Multicolor Design . Used In Upholstery , Draperies Evening Wear.
A carpet or rug in which a raised pattern or engraved effect is formed using heavy twisted yarn tufts on a ground of straight fibers.
A heavy fabric interwoven with a rich, raised design.

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