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Velvet is a tufted fabric whose secant threads are evenly distributed in short and dense piles, so it has a very soft and smooth feel. Velvet fabrics are traditionally made of silk, of which the only cotton is occasionally used. Recently, the use of synthetic fabrics for velvet has appeared. In addition to fabrics, the term « velvet » is also used to mean something smooth, soft, and rich in hand.
Origin and history
It is generally believed that velvet was first introduced in Baghdad around 809 AD when Kashmiri merchants traveled here. The medieval poet Ziryab introduced Velvet into the Al-Andalus Empire (modern Spain, Portugal, Gibraltar, Andorra, and parts of France). During the Mamluk Sultanate (1250-1517 AD), Cairo was the largest producer of velvet.
For a long time, velvet has been closely associated with the royal family members of the continent. The velvet garment is visually beautiful, creating a refined look of the upper.
Velvet is made by weaving on a special loom, which produces two layers of velvet at a time. The final product is the result of a very cumbersome process. In the past, velvet was handmade and expensive it was mainly used by the royal family.
However, at present, with the development of power looms, velvet has become cheaper and cheaper, and people in all fields are eager to see them on velvet clothing. In addition to affordable prices, velvet today is also made of cotton, linen, mohair and wool, and silk. Recently, rayon is also in production.
The price per yard of velvet depends on the basic fiber used. For a yard of velvet made of silk, the price may vary between rupees. 5000/- to Rs. 10000 /-, and the price of a yard of velvet made of synthetic materials such as man-made fibers can be as low as Rs. 1000 /-.
One of the most expensive velvet series is Kuba velvet, the price is between Rs. 15000 /- to Rs. 20000/-per piece of clothing maybe a skirt or a package. In addition to general clothing, velvet is also widely used in interior decoration.
The face behind the fabric
The manufacture of velvet began with very complicated art, and nowadays, there are many manufacturers all over the world producing different kinds of velvet. Turkey, Egypt, China, and India are some of the major producers. The Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) is home to one of the most expensive velvet varieties, Kuba Velvet.
Various velvets are used for clothing purposes. There are 6 outstanding varieties:
Devore Velvet – has a flat background, part of the velvet is located in a specific area of the garment, used for fashionable evening dresses, jackets, and scarves
Pressed velvet-pressed on the entire fabric, has a unique luster.
Ordinary velvet-there are three variants, silk viscose, and cotton.
Velveteen-made of cotton, heavier than most other varieties. Many clothes, pants, and children’s clothing are made of velveteen.
Embossed velvet is made by stamping designs on it and is mainly used to create designs, especially floral designs.
Hammered velvet is similar to crushed velvet when it is pressed to a certain extent but not completely on the fabric. Our website is: https://www.qsf-group.com/product/hospital-curtain-fabric/