Definition of Armure

Fiber: Cotton, silk, wool, rayon, synthetics, and blends.

Weave: Plain, twill, or rib, background often has a small design either jacquard or dobby made with warp floats on surface giving a raised effect.

Characteristics: Design is often in two colors and raised. The name was derived from original fabric which was woven with a small interlaced design of chain armor and used for military equipment during the Crusades.

Uses: Elegant evening gowns, draperies, or upholstery.

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