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What Is….. Brocade?

Brocade is a decorated fabric with a raised woven design resembling embroidery. The base cloth or background weave is often satin.

The name brocade comes from the Italian word “broccato” meaning “embossed cloth”.

Brocade is typically woven on a draw loom. The embroidery appearance comes from the supplementary weft technique, by producing a supplementary non- structural weft in addition no the standard.

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