It is known that in 1347, the Grand Council of Venice authorized velvet manufacturers to form guilds and that, as early as the 15th Century, the mastery of the Italian velvet craft began to lay the foundations of velvet-making.
Thus, the origin of velvet would be Italian, the word deriving itself from the translation of the Latin word villosus.
Velvet’s influence displays itself in a generous array of variations, such as panne velvet, cut velvet, ribbed velvet, fluted velvet, and embossed velvet.
However, the House of Hurel specializes in panne velvet. Panne velvet is a plain velvet with a long piled nap. Panne velvet can be made in viscose when created on a silk warp, but it can also be made in polyamide or Lurex. These three panne velvets allow for superior-quality, sophisticated products of the utmost luxury.
You can discover our collection of panne velvets and other high quality velvet fabrics.
Reference numbers for Hurel panne velvet fabrics:
Panne velvet in silk and viscose: 17415
Panne velvet composition: 17% silk, 83% viscose
Panne velvet width: 140 cm
Panne velvet weight: 208 gr/m2
Panne velvet in silk and polyamide: 16030
Panne velvet composition: 28% silk, 72% polyamide
Panne velvet width: 90 cms
Panne velvet weight: 135 gr/m2
Panne velvet in silk and Lurex: 15982
Panne velvet composition: 25% silk, 75% polyester
Panne velvet width: 90 cm
Panne velvet weight: 155 gr/m2
“…Oh! It’s really him, his wig, his cane, his hat under his arm, the beautiful suit of panne velvet….” ( Picard)