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Brocatelle

Piece of woven silk brocatelle, UK, mid-19th century. Piece of woven silk brocatelle, UK, mid-19th century. Copyright Victoria & Albert Museum, London, acc. no. T.39-1966.

Brocatelle is a type of woven cloth comparable to a brocade, but with a design in high relief. This type of cloth has been made in Europe and elsewhere since the eighteenth century, usually on a Jacquard loom. Brocatelle normally has a firm texture, with a distinctive blistered or puffed appearance. This type of cloth was used for soft furnishings, notably curtains and upholstery.

V&A online catalogue (retrieved 16 April 2017).

Source: TORTORA, Phyllis G. and Ingrid JOHNSON (2014). The Fairchild Books: Dictionary of Textiles, 8th edition, London: Bloomsbury, p. 77.

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