Brilliantine (fabric)

Brilliantine is a lightweight, mixed-fibre fabric popular from the mid-19th century into the early 20th century. Brilliantine can be plain or twill woven with a wool or mohair weft on a silk or cotton warp.[1]

Brilliantine has a lustrous finish and is known for its dust-shedding properties; it was available in solid colors or printed, and was used for dresses, dusters, and linings.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Montgomery, Florence M. (2007). Textiles in America, 1650-1870: a dictionary based on original documents (2nd ed.). W. W. Norton. p. 177. ISBN 978-0-393-73224-5.
  2. ^ Cole, George S. (1892). A complete dictionary of dry goods and history of silk, cotton, linen, wool and other fibrous substances. W. B. Conkey company. p. 259. Retrieved 18 April 2010.

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Hessian Fabric made seamless. It will serve to create a normal map in Blender.
Batik Indonesia.jpg
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Batik cloth purchased in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
MacLachlan hunting tartan (D. W. Stewart).svg
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A representation of the Maclachlan hunting tartan. This tartan is the oldest tartan to bear the name MacLachlan. This tartan is referred to as the Old MacLachlan, MacLachlan, and Hunting MacLachlan. This sett was first published in Old & Rare Scottish Tartans by D. W. Stewart in 1893.
Thread count: Y6, W4, Bk32, G32, Y6, W4, R48.
Sources: MacLachlan Clan Tartan WR1710 MacLachlan Hunting Tartan
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