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Pile (textile component)

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Use for the raised surface produced by supplementary warp or weft projecting from the ground of a woven textile. For the surface produced by raising the fibers on the face of the textile, use "nap."

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<textile components>

Narrower Terms used

knotted pile


12yrs ago

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