Songket is fabric which belongs to the brocade family of textiles. It is hand woven in silk or cotton, and intricately patterned with gold or silver threads. The metallic threads stand out on the background cloth to create a shimmering effect. In the weaving process the metallic threads are inserted in between the silk or cotton weft (latitudinal) threads of the main background cloth. The term 'songket' comes from the Malay word menyongket, ‘to embroider with gold or silver threads’. Songket is traditionally produced in Indonesia and Malaysia, and is worn during ceremonial occasions. Brocade can stands for: thick heavy fabric into which raised patterns have been woven. ... Malay can refer to: The language of Malaysia, Bahasa Melayu The Old Malay language(s), ancestor(s) of modern Tagalog, Bahasa Melayu, and Bahasa Indonesia The Malay people (Huan-na) Something from or related to Malaysia See also Cape Malays Malay nationalism Communes that begin with Malay in Yonne, France...
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