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Learn More About Velvet & Its Origin

Velvet is definitely the fashion trend for this season and anyone can take advantage of this trend. Velvet is versatile, can be worn to reflect elegance or an edgy style. 

Velvet is available in bold colors and not the usual black and burgundy anymore. Wanna be on trend? Shop your favorite velvet fashion statement here. 

Velvet… How does it feel to the touch?
Velvet has historically been a rich, expensive fabric, most often made from silk. Velvet seems thick to the touch, plain on the back, soft on the front. Sometimes people use velvet as an adjective to describe something as soft.

Floral Velvet Bag

When i was a kid, I had a dress that I loved so much. You guessed it, it was made of burgundy wine velvet and yellow trims on the shoulder. I don't have it anymore and I wish I had kept it so my daughters could wear it.

I once took a quiz that was testing users how well they knew velvet,  one of the questions was to select the right answer for what can be described as velvet. The right answer was "the clouds at twilight", so here velvet was used an adjective that means smooth and soft to the sight and touch.Floral Velvet Bootie

Velvet is used to make pretty much anything from fashion to home decor. In the process of finding out more about velvet, I have learned that it is also used for painting! 

If you're curious and want to find out more about the history of velvet and where it originated, here's some info copied from Wikipedia that I think is somehow enlightening,

"Because of its unusual softness and appearance as well as its high cost of production, velvet has often been associated with nobility. Velvet was introduced to Baghdad during the rule of Harun al-Rashid by Kashmiri merchants and to Al-Andalus by Ziryab. In the Mamluk era, Cairo was the world's largest producer of velvet. Much of it was exported to Venice (from whence it spread to most of Europe), Al-Andalus and the Mali EmpireMusa I of Mali, the ruler of the Mali Empire, visited Cairo on his pilgrimage to Mecca. Many Arab velvet makers accompanied him back to Timbuktu. Later Ibn Battuta mentions how Suleyman (mansa), the ruler of Mali, wore a locally produced complete crimson velvet caftan on Eid. During the reign of Mehmed II, assistant cooks wore blue-coloured dresses (câme-i kebûd), conical hats (külâh) and baggy trousers (çaksir) made from Bursa velvet.[citation needed]

King Richard II of England directed in his will that his body should be clothed in velveto in 1399.[2]"

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