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Paillette

Paillettes are flat beads used for decorative purposes. In earlier centuries, they were made from shiny metals. Today, paillettes are most often made from plastic. They are available in a wide variety of colors and geometrical shapes. Paillettes are commonly used on clothing, jewelry, bags, shoes and lots of other accessories. Paillettes are sometimes also referred to as spangles, sequins,…

Paisley

A distinctive intricate pattern of curved feather-shaped figures based on an Indian pine-cone design. A tear-drop shaped, fancy printed pattern, used in dresses, blouses, and men’s ties.

Panné Velvet

A type of lustrous, lightweight velvet fabric, usually made of silk or a manufactured fiber, in which the pile has been flattened in one direction.

Panno

From the Latin, pannus is traditionally a woolen fabric that is follated (felted) to make it waterproof and then brushed to obtain a hairy side.

Parachute Fabric

A compactly woven, lightweight fabric comparable with airplane cloth. It is made of silk, nylon, rayon, cotton, or polyester.

Patch

A piece of cloth or other material used to mend or strengthen a torn or weak point.

Patent-Leather

Leather or imitation leather processed with lacquer to give a hard glossy surface.

Pearl

A hard, lustrous spherical mass, typically white or bluish-grey, formed within the shell of a pearl oyster or other bivalve mollusks and highly prized as a gem.

Peau de Soie

A heavy twill weave drapeable satin fabric, made of silk or a manufactured fiber, and used for bridal gowns and eveningwear.

Pelle-Ovo

A cotton fabric in a medium-weight, made by very fine and compact type of fabric with a smooth coat. Made with very thin yarns of combed cotton. Ideal for making bed linen.

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