A foulard-print cotton. Source: Amazon.
Part of the ‘Antique Fabrics‘ series, this fabric isn’t necessarily extinct, but it was more popular in the past than the present.
Historically, foulard was a fine soft silk or cotton in a twill weave, often printed with a small, repeating pattern. Superficially similar to surah.
Today’s foulard is a twill woven from silk, acetate, polyester or rayon yarns.
In men’s ties, foulard refers to the small repeating pattern woven into or printed on to the fabric, not the fabric itself.