Serge

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Wool serge

Description

A durable, twill weave fabric originally made from wool or worsted. Serge is now also made from cotton, acetate, rayon, silk, and blended fibers. It is woven with a 2-up 2-down twill pattern. Serge is used for dresses, suits, and coats. A coarse, heavyweight variety of serge is called storm serge, while French serge is lightweight with a fine, smooth texture.

Serge

Synonyms and Related Terms

sarga (Esp.)

Authority

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 879
  • Hermann Kuhn, Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art and Antiquities, Butterworths, London, 1986
  • Rosalie Rosso King, Textile Identification, Conservation, and Preservation, Noyes Publications, Park Ridge, NJ, 1985
  • Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them, American Book Company, New York City, 1937

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