Expect Nothing and All Will Be Velvet

30 November 2018

vel·vet

/ˈvelvət/

noun

  1. a closely woven fabric of silk, cotton, or nylon, that has a thick short pile on one side.
  • soft downy skin that covers a deer's antler while it is growing. 

 

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Velvet has a very rich and noble history to it. Most believe it originated in Eastern cultures. Pieces of this luxurious fabric have been found in robes dating back to the opulent Qin dynasty. Different dynasties favored different shades of yellow, red and black among others.
 

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When the Europeans came across velvet, it immediately entered the Silk Road. The network of trade routes connecting China and the Far East with the Middle East and Europe. Italy was the first European country to create a velvet industry for itself. It was used for luxurious furniture, clothing, upholstery, curtains and sometimes even wallpaper. Velvet was most popular during the Renaissance from 1400 – 1600.

 

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Fast forward to the more recent fashion history, velvet was a fabric often used to dress celebrities to add a touch of glamor in the 1920s. It made a comeback in the 70s, 80s and a crushed velvet appeared in the 90s.

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At Feraggio we love the look and feel of velvet so much that we have 5 different colors! 

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