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What is "Gauntlets" - Definition & Explanation

Dress gloves extending above the wrist.
These were worn at the wrist to protect the hunter from being snapped by the bowstring.
The white glove-like markings on the legs of some cats. (eg. Birman) Also called "Socks" and "Gloves".
Dress gloves that came just above the wrist. White was the most popular, but also came in many colors. Ladies in the 1950’s wouldn’t leave home with out them.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

(Two-piece) - When two identical pieces of fabric are placed back-to-back at the top of a pant, raw edges turned inside, and joined with two widely spaced rows of stitching. the pant body is inserted...
Silk warp and crepe twist silk filling with more ends than picks per inch. Has a soft hand, considerable luster, launders well, and is fairly sheer. Made of raw silk or rayon, it is easy to...
(Dye-variant fibers) Fibers, natural, or man-made, so treated or modified in composition that their affinity for dyes becomes changed; ie, to be reserved, dye lighter, or dye darker than normal...
(woven fabric) - usually caused by an extra piece of yarn that is woven into fabric. It can also be caused by thick places in the yarn. Often is caused by fly waste being spun in yarn in the...
A lightweight textile with a low thread count that is lustrous and has an uneven textural appearance. It was originally made of silk but is found today in wool, silk, rayon, acetate and other...

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