Dobby (cloth)

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Material typeWoven fabric

Dobby, or dobbie, is a woven fabric produced on the dobby loom, characterised by small geometric patterns and extra texture in the cloth.[1] The warp and weft threads may be the same colour or different. Satin threads are particularly effective in this kind of weave as their texture will highlight the pattern.[2][failed verification]

Dobby usually features a simple, repeated geometric pattern.[3]

Polo shirts are usually made with dobby.[1] Piqué fabrics are a type of dobby construction.


  1. ^ a b "Dobby Dress Shirts, Men's Dobby Shirts, Dobby Weave". ShirtsMyWay. Retrieved 20 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Textile Dictionary".
  3. ^ "Dobby vs. Jacquard: A Tale of Two Looms". Guilford of Maine. 17 December 2015. Retrieved 2 August 2020.