A patterned drapery and upholstery fabric similar to brocade, made of silk, cotton, or rayon, originally imitating textiles from India and later imported from China, Iran, and France.
- The French firm of Tassinari et Chatel used this fabric as a guide when reweaving the silk lampas and decorative borders in the original colors of blue, taupe, and cream.
- They display brocades, compound weaves, lampas, plain weaves, samite, tapestry and twill to provide a snapshot of the expansive weaving styles of Central Asia.
- Three matching French chairs of 1794-1799 in the downstairs bedroom needed their original silk lampas seats rewoven.
Mid 19th century: from French lampas, lampasse, of unknown origin.
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