Yarn-Dyed Patterned Fabric

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Yarn-Dyed Patterned Fabric

 

a woven fabric with a pattern, usually in the form of stripes or checks, formed by the alternation of different colored warp yarns (lengthwise stripes) or filling yarns (crosswise stripes). The weave most often is a smooth interlacing of fibers. The pattern, unlike a stamped or printed design, is formed in the warp during picking and in the filling during beating-up. The colored threads of the warp alternate in a definite order, which is repeated throughout the width of the fabric.

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