The green portion of this textile is woven with alternating sets of yarn spun in clockwise and counterclockwise ("Z" and "S," respectively) directions. The resulting stripes are visible when the fabric is viewed in oblique light.

From The creation of color in eighteenth-century Europe by Sarah Lowengard

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  • European: 1400-1800
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  • S and Z spun yarns. The green portion of this textile is woven with alternating sets of yarn spun in clockwise and counterclockwise ("Z" and "S," respectively) directions. The resulting stripes are visible when the fabric is viewed in oblique light.