velvet (textile)

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A textile with a warp pile weave, typically silk, with a short, soft dense pile produced by a supplementary warp that is raised in loops above the surface of the textile through the introduction of rods (trevats) during the weaving; the loops may be cut (hand-cut velvet) or left uncut.

AAT

The Arts and Architecture Thesaurus Online, The Getty Research Institute.

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http://vocab.getty.edu/aat/300133711 (modified)
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