Hi there,

I have a question about fabrics that behave like gazar, I found this fabric it’s like wool with a discreet brocade velvety texture it has beautiful movement very alive just like gazar, I researched online, and I found that gazar not only silk it can be made out of wool, so I decided to test the yarns it had 2 different yarns one was highly twisted and synthetic, the other one was organic could be wool, where should I be looking for that kind of fabric (I think the fabric I have is maybe for upholstery)so can gazar be made out of synthetic yarns?


By: Cesar

5 Responses to “gazar”

  1. Judith says:

    Hi Cesar,

    Gazar by definition is silk but can also be wool. From your description of the fabric you have, it doesn’t sound like you have a gazar. Gazar is crisp and doesn’t have a brocade or velvety texture. For a photo of gazar, please see Vintage Fasion Guild at http://vintagefashionguild.org/fabric-resource/gazar/

    Hope this helps!

  2. Cesar says:

    Hi Judith,

    thanks for your reply. I am still trying to identify the fabric I have, I have burnt the weft and warp yarns again and they both smell like burnt hair, so I was mistaken thinking one was synthetic. the weft fibers are very stiff and straight, the warp fibres are much softer and highly twisted, the selvage is finished with a ribbon, and the end of the roll is overlooked.
    Concerning looks it has a very discreet pattern that Is on both sides( positive negative ). the fabric is a bit like sand washed effects or like skin of peach(looks like it’s velvety butility no actual hairs).
    it has a beautiful drape , take shape and volume easly and stands(reminds me of gazar) it’s a heavy fabric could be used for coating, jackets,corsets and upholstery.
    if u would like I could send images.
    thanks again,

  3. Cesar says:

    Done, thank you.

  4. Cesar says:

    hi Judith,
    I just soaked it in bleach now, will let you know what happens tomorrow.