In the end, because of the poor photography I took, I had to get a definition elsewhere, but here we go:
BARATHEA: 1. A silk, rayon, or manufactured fiber necktie fabric with a broken rib weave and
a characteristic pebbly appearance. 2. A fine, dress fabric with a silk warp and worsted filling, woven in a broken filling rib which completely covers the warp. 3. A smooth-faced worsted uniform cloth with an indistinct twilled basket weave of fine two-ply yarns.
In the meantime, I shall share with you an excerpt from that dusty book on the definition of 'natte' silk and below you will also see that Holland And Sherry is in the papers with respect to the Prince Of Wales' recent visit to Australia to see sheep on a farm.
|A piece of textiles history - the 1950 production of the Mercury Dictionary Of Textile Terms|
|Recently, you may have seen we have begun offering natte silk. The definition of this silk is listed above.|
|Above: Prince Charles prefers to take a pint wearing an Anderson and Shephard suit made from Holland & Sherry fine merino wool. He was spending the day seeing where the sheep come from that make his fine suits.|