What is velvet?

velvet meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:

Silk or cotton cloth with a thick, soft pile (plush), popular as a covering material in textile binding of the 16th and 17th centuries when it was often embroidered in silk and/or metallic thread. Click here to see an 18th-century red velvet binding decorated with the monogram of Frederik IV of Denmark (Royal Library of Denmark). To see other examples, try a search on the keyword “velvet” in the British Library‘s Database of Bookbindings.


reference: ABC-CLIO