Terry Weaving-PAPER

Terry Towel:
A terry towel is described as a textile product which is made with loop pile on one or both sides generally covering the entire surface or forming strips, checks, or other patterns (with end hems or fringes and side hems or selvages)

History of Terry Weaving:
The name “terry” comes from the French word “tirer” which means to pull out, referring to the pile loops which were pulled out by hand to make absorbent traditional Turkish towelling. Latin “vellus”, meaning hair, has the derivation “velour”, which is the towelling with cut loops. In research conducted on terry weaving by the Manchester Textile Institute, it was concluded that original terry weaving was likely the result of defective weaving. The research indicates that this development occurred in Turkey, probably in Bursa City, one of the major traditional textile centres in Turkey. Terry weaving construction is considered a later development in the evolution of woven fabrics. Terry towelling is still known as “Turk Fabric”, “Turkish Towelling” or “Turkish Terry”

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