The underside of the cloth as woven in the loom.

Back Frame

The back frame is the side of a fly frame on which the bobbins, from which roving is drawn into the machine, are held.

Back Length

The Back length is the dimension on a garment taken from the center collar, attaching seam to the bottom of the garment, or in the case of a coverall, to the top of the waistband.

Back Waist Length

The back waist length is the dimension on a body, taken from the top of the back bone at the base of the neck to the waistline.


The backtanning is an after-treatment to improve the wet fastness of dyed or printed silk: or nylon, using either natural or synthetic tanning agents.


A bactericide is a substance which kills bacteria. Bactericides are disinfectants, antiseptics, or antibiotics. However, material surfaces can also have bactericidal properties based solely on their physical surface structure.


A bacteriostat doesn’t necessarily kill bacteria. A stat means that it may simply be slowing growth or holding the death to growth rates of bacteria (same for fungal stats) more or less in equilibrium. Inhibits bacteria growth.


Badla is a flat metallic wire, otten silver gilt, used in brocading and embroideries which can be knitted in order to create a kind of metallic fabric, or used just as an embroidery on other textile surfaces. It gives to the fabric a very luxurious and reach appearance. It was very in vogue in 1950s and 1960s evening dresses for…

Baghal Bandi

Baghal Bandi (even called Achkan) is a kind of jacket, similar to a tunic in appearance, with two overlay panels, long until knees and fastened by a couple of laces under the armpits. It is original from Nepal, India, Pakistan and basically all the countries of central Asia.

Balagny Cloak

Balagny Cloak is a type of cape or cloak typical of the first half of 17th century. Characterized by a rigid wide collar in lace, with 2 squared points on sides, it was named in this way due to a French military hero, after a battle.

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