A low upholstered seat without arms and with or without a back (also known as a Turkey sofa), which was designed to seat several people. The idea was introduced to Britain from Turkey (the Ottoman Empire until 1922) in the late 18thC. The ottoman footstool, introduced in the early 19thC, was used as a fireside seat. A box ottoman has a hinged seat which lifts to reveal storage space below. See borne, divan.
1-A piece of furniture designed to support the feet. From the ancient Eastern empires where such pieces were easily portable and used for seating. 2- An upholstered piece with no arms or back. 3- A cloth with a small and tight cording construction.
A long, low stuffed bench having neither a back or arms. These were first seen in the early 18th century by the Ottoman Turks. The term has more widely been used to describe various shapes and sizes of overstuffed seats without backs. The ottoman should not be confused with an Ottoman which was primarily a small settee, usually with an oval seat, and the arms integral to the back.
Ottoman is a heavy, plain weave fabric with wide, flat crosswise ribs that are larger and higher than in faille. It sometimes comes with alternating narrow and wide ribs. When made of narrow ribs only, it is called soleil. Warp may be silk or manmade fiber; filling may be cotton, silk, wool, or manmade fiber. Used for dress coats, suits, and trimmings.
A tightly woven, plain-weave, ribbed fabric with a hard, slightly lustered surface. The ribbed effect is created by weaving a finer silk or manufactured warp yarn with a heavier filler yarn, usually made of cotton, wool, or waste yarn. In the construction, the heavier filler yarn is completely covered by the warp yarn, thus creating the ribbed effect.
heavy in weight - larger rib than both faille and bengaline. Very pronounced flat ribs in the filling direction. Ribs are made by a cotton, worsted, silk, or rayon filling which does not show on either the face or the back, because the warp covers the filling entirely. Is called Ottoman Cord or Ottoman rib when a warp rib is employed. Fabric is stiff and connot be gathered or shirred. Like other ribbed fabrics, it has a tendency to slip at the seams and crack, so it cannot be fitted too tightly. outercoat coat outerwear clothing for outdoor wear. outfit wearing apparel with accessories usually for a special occasion or activity
A warp-faced cloth with a fairly flat, bold, smooth, weft-way rib. Originally made from a silk warp and worsted weft. The heavier weight cloths are suitable for tailoring and may have a small fancy design included in the general weft-way rib effect.
natural or man-made fibers woven in a medium to heavy weight fabric with broad, round weft threads that produce a horizontal rib. Fine warp threads obscure the large, even or alternate size filling yarns.