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Dobby 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]

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".[failed verification]