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What is "Buffalo check" - Definition & Explanation

A bold check pattern with blocks of 2 or 3 contrasting colors. Often red and black in a twill weave.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

Astrakhan pelt of the newborn Persian lamb, used like fur in garments, and also the woolen fabric woven to resemble real astrakhan. The cloth is woven on a cotton base entirely covered by a pile of...
A chador is an outer garment worn by women it is one possible way in which a Muslim women may follow the hijab dress-code. A chador covers the wearer from head to toe, leaving only her hands and...
A linen woven with even threads that are especially good for embroidery. It is very easy to 'draw' the yarns for drawn thread work. Comes bleached, or colored. Has a soft finish. Has been use for...
A lustrous, medium-weight, plain-weave fabric with a slight ribbed appearance in the filling (crosswise) direction. For formal wear, taffeta is a favorite choice. It provides a crisp hand, with lots...
Not completely waterproof. Pertaining to fabrics that because of inherent hydrophobic properties or water barriers made of films or membranes are able to shed light snow and rain. In an effort to...

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