Barege is a lightweight, sheer gauze-like fabric. It is made from Worsted which is usually mixed with silk or cotton. First manufactured in the 19th Century and its name originates from the Bareges Valley in the French Pyrenees. Barege is most commonly used for women’s veils and shawls. Depending on the weight and fibre construction of the fabric it can be almost transparent in some cases.

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Written by Kelly Mitchell

Kelly Mitchell, extremely competent and reliable, she is currently in her third year at the University of Lincoln UK, studying Fashion. Kelly is responsible for the Fabrics, Fibers and Leathers sections of our Dictionary

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