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Madras Design

A design with brightly colored stripes, plaid, uneven checks, or other design elements, usually on a plain-colored background. Characteristic for a fine, plain-woven shirting or dress cotton fabric originated in India. Bleeding madras used dyes that resulted in bleeding and often fading of colors each time the fabric was laundered.
Example(s) of Madras Design
  • An example of a madras design
A madras design created with Artlandia SymmetryWorks.