Part of the ‘Antique Fabrics‘ series, this fabric isn’t necessarily extinct, but it was more popular in the past than the present.
A wool fabric made to imitate silk velvet – a wool pile on a linen and wool base. It was first created in the mid-16th century, so it’s apt for costuming in that era. Into the 18th and 19th century, it was more likely to be used for upholstery.
Not to be confused with mikado, which is contemporary satin fabric somewhat similar to peau de soie.