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MFA Acc. #: 1987.270


A brocade-type fabric interwoven with flat metallic threads. Lamé is prepared from Silk, Wool, rayon, or Cotton and woven with Gold or Silver threads. The metal is used for either the background or the pattern.

Synonyms and Related Terms

lame (sp); metal cloth; lamé (Esp.); harnasplaatje (Ned.); lamé = goud/zilverlamé (Ned.);

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Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Hermann Kuhn, Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art and Antiquities, Butterworths, London, 1986
  • Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Dictionary of Fiber & Textile Technology (older version called Man-made Fiber and Textile Dictionary, 1965), Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Charlotte NC, 1990
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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