Chateau Mohair Velvet, new colours

The ultimate quality of mohair velvet available anywhere. With a deeper pile than even R&G’s popular Mohair Velvet, Chateau is as unsurpassed in luxury­­ as you can possibly get. Chateau is now available in twenty eight, rich and soft colour ways.

This sumptuous and soft velvet, ideal for upholstery or wall panels, has a lush 100% mohair pile woven onto a densely woven ground of cotton, making Chateau a quietly elegant and extremely durable fabric.

Velvet is created by warps that are drawn up over rods or wires to make the loops. As the weaving progresses, the rods are removed. The resulting loops are cut to form a dense pile. As well as being very time consuming, this technique requires a larger quantity of yarn in the warp than flat textiles. Cut velvet has a wonderful sheen and depth of colour, and the appearance changes as it drapes and folds and the light reflects off the various angles.

Because of the labor-intensive nature of the production, in the mid-15th Century, when velvet was popularised, only the upper classes could afford it and velvet became an expression of power, wealth, and taste. In addition to garments, velvet was often used for interior furnishings.

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