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What is "Foulard" - Definition & Explanation

A lightweight, lustrous, soft 2x2 twill fabric usually found printed. Used in neckties scarves dresses.
A twill weave in silk, rayon, or very fine, worsted cotton. A very soft, light fabric that is noted for its soft finish and feel. It is usually printed with small figures on a dark or light background and is similar to Surah and Tie Silk, but finer. It was originally imported from India to be used in dresses, robes, scarves, and neckwear of all kinds.
A small all over geometric print design usually on a plain solid ground typical of those found on neckties.
A lightweight twill-weave fabric, made from filament yarns like silk, acetate, polyester, with a small all-over print pattern on a solid background. The fabric is often used in men's ties.
soft, light, twilled washing silk

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