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What is "Samite" - Definition & Explanation

Samite a rich medieval silk fabric interwoven with gold and silver.
A heavy silk fabric worn in the Middle Ages: it was sometimes interwoven with gold.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

A fabric knitted on a circular knitting machine using interlocking loops and a double stitch on a double needle frame to form a fabric with double thickness. It is the same on both sides. Today, most...
A textile weave consisting of double threads interlaced to produce a checkered pattern similar to that of a woven basket. Also called hopsack or matt weave. The weave is 2/2. A variation of the plain...
Shaded or directional design that requires all parts of the garment to be cut in the same direction. May result from the print or weave of the fabric or the way the fabric is made. Velvet,...
The process of conferring dimensional stability on fibres, yarns or fabrics, generally by means of moist or dry heat. NOTE: The operation of setting is applied to textile materials of all kinds but...
A system of measuring the weight of a continuous filament fiber. In the United States, this measurement is used to number all manufactured fibers (both filament and staple), and silk, but excludes...

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