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Open texture fabric; fabric á jour; open texture weave

notable for its light weight, ventilating properties, porosity, and most importantly for its variation in areas of thinness causing gaps in the closeness of the sett. These areas of thinness form a variety of geometric patterns, stripes and lattices, and are attained by the choice of a suitable weave. This effect can also be achieved by gauze weaveor by chemical means, i.e. by the burning of chosen areas of a garment to create the desired gaps, or by perforation. O.t.f. may be of cotton, silk or wool. It is intended for use in lightweight women's dresses, blouses, and also for decorative purposes. Its name is derived from the French ajour - meaning breaking, as can be seen in the gaps in the fabric.



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