Fibre: Silk or any textile fibre in which metallic threads are used in the warp or the filling. Lamé is also a trade mark for metallic yarns.
Weave: Usually a figured weave but could be any.
Characteristics: A fabric with gold or silver threads interwoven. Often has pattern all over the surface. The shine and glitter of this fabric makes it suitable for dressy wear. The term comes from the French for "worked with gold and silver wire".
Uses: Principally for evening wear. a fabric with gold or silver threads interwoven
Derivation: French for "trimmed with leaves of gold or silver", from Latin lamina