1800 1960 color dating fabric guide
Style seen 1720-1790, 1860-1930, term used 1950s-present Bagheera – fine, uncut pile velvet with a rough ‘crepe’ pile.
It was originally made of silk, but after the introduction of cellulose fabrics it could be made of rayon. Balmacaan – A single-breasted, unstructured calf-length overcoat with raglan sleeves and a Prussian collar, usually made of tweed or gabardine.
The sole of a Louis/Pompadour heeled shoe extends down the front breast of the heel, rather than stopping where the heel meets the sole, as in other heel styles.
See also French heel, Louis/Louis XV heel, and Baby Louis heel.
Astrakhan – the glossy, tightly curled fleece of the fetal or newborn karakul lamb.
Baby Louis heels – The lowest version of a Louis heel: a heel curves in at the midpoint of the heel, and flares out again at the heel tip.
Chiné a la branche is the 18th century term, and almost exclusively referred to a silk fabric. The term now usually refers to floral designs, rather than to the fabric itself. Cloque – a fabric similar to matelasse, in aesthetic, in that it imitate quilting, looking like a fine brocade with three dimensional padded areas, but with a slightly different weave. See also Marseille’s cloth, pique de Marseilles, woven quilting and marcella. 1800s-1940s, with corsage being used equally for bodice and flowers from the 1890s onward.Late 16th-present Calamanco – a thin fabric of worsted wool yarn which could come in a number of weaves: plain, satin, damasked, and was even brocaded in floral, striped and checked designs. Calendering – the process of pressing fabric with hot rollers to give it a shiny, Calico – The name comes from Calicut, the European name for the Indian city of Kozhikode.The surface was glazed or calendered (pressed through hot rollers). In modern use it is a simple, cheap equal weft and warp plain weave fabric in white, cream or unbleached cotton (UK, NZ, AU) or a plain tabby-weave cotton fabric with a small, all-over floral print (North America). Caracul lamb – an alternative spelling for karakul: the glossy, tightly curled fleece of the fetal or newborn karakul lamb. Carding – the process of brushing the wool for woolen fabric in two directions before weaving. Chesterfield coat – an overcoat with simple vertical seams, no side-back piece, and a velvet collar, usually in grey with black.the glossy, tightly curled fleece of the fetal or newborn karakul lamb.It can also refer to the fleece of fetal or newborn lambs from other species, or a knitted or woven fabric that imitates the distinctive tight, whorled, loopy surface with its slight sheen.