Brocade Fabric

Brocade Fabrics (from the Italian word for broccoli "brocatto") are distinguished by a secondary, non-structural weft pattern which creates a raised appearance similar to embroidery. Brocades can be made from Silk, Cotton, Rayon, Polyester or metallic synthetic fibers. Brocades often have striking floral, geometric or animal patterns woven into color-intensive backgrounds, sometimes with metallic highlights.