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What is "Iridescent" - Definition & Explanation

A fabric with a changeable color effect depending on the angle of view and lighting. It is usually the result of weaving with one color in the warp and another in the weft.
Fabric With A Changeable Color Effect Depending On The Angle Of View And Lighting. It Is Usually The Result Of Weaving With One Color In The Warp And Another In The Weft.
A descriptive term that defines fabric that appears to move and change in rainbow colors depending on the angle at which it is seen.
A color effect created by weaving warp ends of one color and a weft of another color. The taffeta weave creates the best iridescent effects.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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A heavily felted, tightly woven fabric with a sheared nap giving it a smooth surface. It is almost always of wool or a wool blend. Used mainly for coats but lighter weights may be used for other...
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Extruded yarn that has been subjected to a stretching or drawing process which orientates the long-chain molecules of which the yarn is composed, in the direction of the filament axis. NOTE: On...

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