Description : A soft fabric with a twill weave. The surface has a lightly pebbled or ribbed appearance.
Fabrication : This fabric is often made by using different yarns for the warp and weft threads, covering combinations of wool, silk and cotton. For example, silk barathea uses a cotton weft (or transversal) yarn and a silk warp (or longitudinal) yarn.
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Uses worldwide : Worsted barathea, made from a smooth wool yarn, is often used for evening coats, dress coats and dinner jackets in black or midnight blue. Silk barathea, is widely used for making neckties.
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