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What is "Harlequin" - Definition & Explanation

A large check turned 45 degrees to form a diamond in two or more contrasting colors; suggested by the loudly checked costume of a harlequin.
A design motif dominated by diamond shapes or checks in 3 or more contrasting colors as in a harlequin costume.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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A system of manufacturing in which shaped pieces are cut from a layer of fabric and stitched together to form garments. In the case of tubular knitted fabric, the cloth is either cut down one side...

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