Brocatel


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Bro´ca`tel


n.1.A kind of coarse brocade, or figured fabric, used chiefly for tapestry, linings for carriages, etc.
2.A marble, clouded and veined with white, gray, yellow, and red, in which the yellow usually prevails. It is also called Siena marble, from its locality.
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Asi es que al verla reclinada sobre un magnifico sofa forrado en brocatel celeste, al mirar reproducida su imagen en un lindo espejo al estilo de la Edad Media, y al observar su pie, de una pequenez admirable, rozarse descuidado sobre una alfombra finisima, el mismo observador habria admirado la prodigalidad de la naturaleza en tal feliz acuerdo con los favores del destino.
El concepto es muy abarcante, pues involucra desde al brocatel y el terciopelo, hasta la fundicion que produjo la tuberia de hierro para las fuentes de Versalles.
The most well-known example is perhaps that of the so-called brocatel, (117) the production of which grew up in Venice and many Italian and European silk centres during the sixteenth century, (118) but as well as this, other fabrics known as buratti, canevazze, cosacchi, dobloni, ferandine, rasetti, tabi were also produced.