1800 1960 color dating fabric guide
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.
Aerophane – a fine, slightly crisp, silk gauze, sometimes with a slightly crinkled, crepe appearance, possibly from a silk worm that is now extinct OR a type of ribbon embroidery, where wide, crisp silk strips (originally probably of aerophane) are used to create three dimensional ornamentation, OR any fine, light gauzy fabric.
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. Aniline dye – the first mass-produced chemical dye, based on an aniline extract of coal tar. See also Mauvine Antimacassar – a small, usually decorative, piece of fabric placed over the back of chairs, or on the arms, to keep it from soiling.
1880s – present Astrachan – alternative spelling for astrakhan.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.Before 1890 a Chesterfield coat was exclusively a male garment, but in the 20th century women’s coats and jackets have also been done with Chesterfield styling. China grass – the China grass cloth – a fabric made from woven, un-gummed strips of white ramie/china grass in Asia.As the fabric was worn and washed, the gum would gradually wash away, and the fabric would become softer and whiter Chinchilla – a pale grey (when undyed) and extremely soft and plush fur from the chinchilla rodent of South America.
Bolton thumb glove – a glove with the glove thumb piece and its quirk are cut in one. – the German name for the glossy, tightly curled fleece of the fetal or newborn karakul lamb, and occasionally that of lambs of other varieties.