Silk foulard

A foulard is a lightweight fabric, either twill or plain-woven, made of silk or a mix of silk and cotton. Foulards usually have a small printed design of various colors. Foulard can also refer by metonymy to articles of clothing, such as scarves and neckties, made from this fabric.[1] In men's ties, foulard refers to the pattern rather than the material; it is a small-scale pattern with basic block repeat, also called a set pattern or a tailored pattern.

Foulard is believed to have originated in East Asia. The word comes from the French word foulard, with the same proper and metonymic meanings.[2] In modern French, foulard is the usual word [3]for a neckerchief. In Quebec foulard is also use for scarf (écharpe in France).

Foulard fabric is also used in home décor wall coverings.[4]


  1. ^ foulard – the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia
  2. ^ foulard – Britannica Online Encyclopedia
  3. ^ "What does foulard mean?". Retrieved 2020-10-17.
  4. ^ Rybczynski, Witold (1987). Home: A Short History Of An Idea. USA: Penguin Books. p. 7. ISBN 0140102310.

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Jute nahtlos.png
Author/Creator: SoylentGreen, Licence: CC-BY-SA-3.0
Hessian Fabric made seamless. It will serve to create a normal map in Blender.
Batik Indonesia.jpg
Author/Creator: MartijnL, Licence: CC BY-SA 3.0 nl
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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Casol square silk scarf as head scarf.jpg
Author/Creator: Mickael Casol, Licence: CC BY 2.0
Melodia Gitana - Casol square silk scarf - Twill 14 Foulard en soie 35" x 35" - made in France - hand rolled.