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Glossary of textile decoration

ZEBRA

The distinctive and highly contemporary black and white stripes inspired many two-coloured patterned fabrics. Example: Pierre Frey F1796. See a product

ZEPHYR

From Greek “zephuros”, meaning both “Breeze blowing from the West” and “light and pleasant breaze”. Refers to a thin, lightweight and soft woven cotton cloth, with thin and heavily-warped yarns, and usually available in plain or striped versions.

ZIBELINE

A thick, soft, woolen fabric, whose right side featuring white or silver hair is similar in appearance to Sable fur.

ZIPPER

Refers to a device used for temporarily joining two edges of fabric. It is very useful for seat covers and cushions, as it allows fast and reliable fastening and unfastening.