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Velvet

- One of the richest and most versatile fabrics used today from couturiers to home furnishing designers. Velvet is characterized by a surface made of dense fibers that are woven to produce a soft and beautiful luster. It is a pile fabric with a loop pile (uncut) or tufted pile (cut). These dense fibers are usually made of silk, but can also consist of cotton, wool, or rayon. It is believed to be first produced in ancient China as a silk weave, also referred to as brocade at the time. High quality velvet is typically water and crush resistant and appears to “drape” very well. Velvet consists of many variations (i.e., types and grades). The most commonly used version of velvet is called velveteen - made of cotton and most often used as pouches for jewelry and lining for jewelry boxes. Please refer to the Amoré Heart Box, Celestienne Treasure Keepsake, and Cherelie Flower Box for examples of silver-plated wedding favor boxes lined with velveteen. Other types of velvet also consist of:

Nacre velvet – The surface of this type of velvet has an almost luminous appearance with high variation.

Cisele velvet – The pattern of this velvet has varying heights of uncut pile.

Utrecht velvet – A popular type of velvet that furniture makers use for coverings of chairs and sofas. It is also used as decorative wall or ceiling tapestry.



Votive Holders for Candles

Votive Candles

- Candles that were traditionally lit for devotion or gratitude especially for religious purposes - originally colored in white and were unscented. They are now used for modern decorations at dinner tables and as home accents that are housed in a variety of containers such as rhinestone votive candle holders. Please see our Niña Kirei Jewel Votive as an example.



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White Candle Decorations

Wax

- The primary ingredient used in making candles whereby wax undergoes a process consisting mainly of molding, dipping, pouring, rolling, and decorating (e.g., embossing). Candles can be made with a variety of wax such as soy, paraffin, and beeswax. The art of candle making is believed to originate in Ancient Egypt where tallow derived from the fat in cattle or sheep was used for making candles, as well as soaps. Modern day techniques of making candles use paraffin and stearic acid as common ingredients. Moreover, candle makers are called chandlers. For an example of a lead-free wax candle made with a cotton-wick, please refer to our Zabenya Rose Candles that are carved with a rose design motif.


Straw Weave Favor Basket

Weave

- The pattern by which fibers are woven together in an interlacing structure of right angles - using two or more sets of threads or other fibrous materials. Historians believe that the process of weaving has been around since primitive times when fibers were first stretched lengthwise to make a warp and then filled by a weft to cross and bind the warp. This complex task eventually led to the creation of looms, which facilitated the process of interlacing threads or fibers at right angles, and paved the way for the invention of woven cloth (i.e., fabrics). The art of weaving is particularly common in making baskets and mats using fibers from a variety of sources such as coconut leaves, pineapple fibers, and Manila hemp. For an example of a basket weaved by hand, please refer to the Chloëbelle Straw Basket.



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