tapestry is a decorative durable fabric closely or tightly woven on jacquard loom. multicolored yarns are used to form the patterns usually floral or figured simulating tapestries. upholstery tapestry fabrics are usually made with two or three warps and fillings with the top warp forming the design. the surface is often rougher than damask or brocade. it is generally made of cotton but acetate linen nylon polyester and rayon are also used.
cleaning characteristics: dry or wet clean with caution. tapestry can be wet or dry cleaned. it should be tested first for colorfastness and shrinkage depending on the fiber content. tapestry fabrics due to their many colors and ornate designs are especially prone to dye bleeding so pretesting is a must. dry clean is dyes are suspect or uncertain. old fabrics or ornate satin weave desgins are best cleaned through a protective screen. some cleaners use the dry wet dry method