Figured velvets like this damask from Italy, are woven on a jacquard loom. Fine metal wires are woven into the fabric where that raised pattern is to appear. The loops on the wires are cut with a special knife, leaving a motif behind in velvet pile. A unique and painstaking process.
Linen and viscose face, backed in stried velvet that has been washed for an antique appearance and soft hand.