Matelassé

Matelassé (mat-la-SAY) is a weaving or stitching technique yielding a pattern that appears quilted or padded. Matelassé may be achieved by hand, on a jacquard loom, or a quilting machine. It is meant to mimic the style of hand-stitched quilts made in Marseilles, France. It is a heavy, thick textile that appears to be padded, but actually has no ...
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Matelassé

Mate`las`sé' adjective [ French, p.p. of matelasser to cushion, to cover as with a mattress, from matelas mattress. See Mattress .] Ornamented by means of an imitation or suggestion of quilting, the surface being marked by depressed lines which form squares or lozenges in rel...
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Matelassé

Mate`las`sé' noun A quilted ornamented dress fabric of silk or silk and wool.
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Matelasse

• (a.) Ornamented by means of an imitation or suggestion of quilting, the surface being marked by depressed lines which form squares or lozenges in relief; as, matelasse silks. • (n.) A quilted ornamented dress fabric of silk or silk and wool.
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matelasse

appearance of a quilted weave; figured pattern with a raised, bubbly surface
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Matelasse

A double-weave fabric with raised designs that is woven on a jacquard loom.
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Matelasse

A medium to heavyweight luxury fabric made in a double cloth construction to create a blistered or quilted surface.
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