Like Buy Share View in Room Title Brocade Silk, Yellow Chair Cover Artist Oriental School Ref GM2769 Type Fine Art Print Image Size 22" x 71" (56 x 180 cm) Paper Size 26" x 75" (66 x 190 cm) Price $1,120.00 £560.00 $1,120.00 €840.00 Add to basket Description Brocade is a class of richly decorative shuttle-woven fabrics, often made in colored silks and with or without gold and silver threads. Brocade is typically woven on a draw loom. It is a supplementary weft technique, that is, the ornamental brocading is produced by a supplementary, non-structural, weft in addition to the standard weft that holds the warp threads together. The purpose of this is to give the appearance that the weave actually was embroidered on. Ornamental features in brocade are emphasized and wrought as additions to the main fabric, sometimes stiffening it, though more frequently producing on its face the effect of low relief. In some, but not all, brocades, these additions present a distinctive appearance on the back of the material where the supplementary weft or floating threads of the brocaded or broached parts hang in loose groups or are clipped away.