Dobby cloth is a woven fabric produced on a specialized dobby loom. The technique and the loom first emerged in the 1840s and they allowed the weaver to raise and lower the warp (vertical) threads individually, which in turn created small, distinctive, geometric patterns in the fabric.
Dobby weaves, requiring a special loom attachment, have small, geometric, textured, frequently repeated woven-in designs, as seen in bird’s-eye piqué. Leno weaves, also made with a special attachment, are usually lightweight and open, giving a lacelike appearance, and are made by twisting adjacent warp yarn.
Although the cloth is woven via a loom, as is the case with other forms of weaving, a piece of specialized equipment known as a dobby is required in order to connect the fabric to the loom. The use of this dobby machine makes it possible to create prints that are woven into the cloth.
At Bareeze Man, all our Dobby fabrics are made of 100% Egyptian cotton & finished with liquid ammonia wash to give a soft & premium feel.