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Glossary

Batik:

Batik print is very ancient form of textile printing practised in India & Africa, China, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri-Lanka. Wax resist dyeing applied to a cloth with a spouted tool called canting allows artisans make beautiful designs on fabric.

 

Block printing:
As a widely popluar method of printing on fabrics, wood block printing is used to draw various designs. Various separate wooden or copper blocks are used for different colors & designs carved on it. Blocks are tapped on cloth to transfer ink print over it.

 

Brocade:
Brocade was initially produced by China. Originally Brocade is made of silk using silver and golden threads.  Brocade is very light weight. Check out some of the handwork salwar suits made of brocade here

Buta:
 Buta is well known as butti too designed randomly all over a fabric with floral decorative motive.

Chiffon:

A sheer soft fabric made of silk or rayon is called Chiffon. At Indian Saree Store you will find latest chiffon sarees, pure chiffon salwar suits.

 

Cotton:

Cotton is the most widely consumed fabric all over the world.The largest producer of cotton is India and china. Cotton clothing is the most comfortable range in equatorial region of the world.

 Coir:

The outer fibrous shell of coconut is extracted and processed to make coir

Cashmere:

A cashmere goat produces cashmere wool. It is very soft, fine in texture, shiny which makes a fabric rich in look.

Crepe:

A fabric with little gauzy texture and a crispy touch which gives a fabric crimpy look. You can check out pure crepe handwork suits at Indian Saree Store.

 

Cross-stitch:

Cross-stitch is a popular form of counted-thread embroidery in which X-shaped stitches are used to form a picture.

 

Crochet:

The process of creating fabric from a length of cord, yarn, or thread with a hooked tool.

 

Damask:

Damask is a fabric of silk, wool, linen, cotton, or synthetic fibers, with a pattern formed by weaving. Today, it generally denotes a linen texture richly figured in the weaving with flowers, fruit, forms of animal life, and other types of ornament.

 

Denim:

Denim denotes a strong cotton warp-faced twill textile which is dyed. Under two warp faced thread, weft pasees in middle forming a denim. Denim jeans are very popular worldwide.