1800 1960 color dating fabric guide
the glossy, tightly curled fleece of the fetal or newborn karakul lamb.
It can also refer to the fleece of fetal or newborn lambs from other species, or a knitted or woven fabric that imitates the distinctive tight, whorled, loopy surface with its slight sheen.
______________________________________________________________ Acetate – a manufactured natural fibre of the rayon family, made from cellulose dissolved in an acetate solution. Used mainly for morning attire, cloaks, and linings.
1830s-50s (fabric), Alamode – a thin, plain tabby weave, lustred silk, usually black.
Aerophane – a fine, slightly crisp, silk gauze, sometimes with a slightly crinkled, crepe appearance, possibly from a silk worm that is now extinct OR a type of ribbon embroidery, where wide, crisp silk strips (originally probably of aerophane) are used to create three dimensional ornamentation, OR any fine, light gauzy fabric.
It can also refer to the fleece of fetal or newborn lambs from other species, or a knitted or woven fabric that imitates the distinctive tight, whorled, loopy surface with its slight sheen. Aniline dye – the first mass-produced chemical dye, based on an aniline extract of coal tar. See also Mauvine Antimacassar – a small, usually decorative, piece of fabric placed over the back of chairs, or on the arms, to keep it from soiling.
The sole of a Louis/Pompadour heeled shoe extends down the front breast of the heel, rather than stopping where the heel meets the sole, as in other heel styles.
Used from at least the 14th century to the present.1780s-1830s Botany wool – an early name for merino wool produced in the Southern Hemisphere. A flower worn in a man’s jacket buttonhole, or pinned to his lapel. It can also refer to the fleece of fetal or newborn lambs from other species. 1720s-1900 See also osnaburg Brummell Bodice– men’s stays worn by fashionable dandies to achieve a nipped waist. 1810-1830 Buffon – a large, sheer neckerchief worn to cover the bust and fill in the neck, often starched to further exaggerate their fullness, and to assist in creating the desired pigeon breast effect, and very occasionally wired into position. 1850s-1930s, with periodic returns to fashion since then. Cabbage (or Carbage, or occasionally Garbage) – the name given to the bits of fabric left over from cutting out an item, or small scraps of fabric used as padding in clothes.