2) Originally a high quality fabric of linen or silk woven in a small diamond-shaped pattern. During the Middle Ages, it was made in Belgium (Tortora and Merkel, 1996). The term is now used generically for any fabric with a bird's eye weave.
Synonyms and Related Terms
diapers; diaper linen; baby napkins (Br.); toile d'ypres
Resources and Citations
- Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, Phyllis G.Tortora, Robert S. Merkel (eds.), Fairchild Publications, New York City, 7th edition, 1996
- Weaving Libary: Diaper