textile (Scope note)
The term is defined in this thesaurus as 'cloth', whether woven, beaten, knitted or otherwise manufactured. If an object is regarded as a textile, but the material term already occurs in this thesaurus under another Broad Term, enter 'textile' in the record as an additional keyword. Velvet is a technique rather than a textile - please enter 'velvet' into technique and 'textile' in material. Where possible, use the type of textile that has been velveted, eg silk or cotton. Felt and kesi refer to the finished product, and are neither materials nor techniques (use tapestry for kesi and felted for felt). See also FIBRE and its Narrow Terms.