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brocading (plural brocadings)

  1. The pattern or decoration made by brocading.
    • 1864, Agnes Strickland, Elizabeth Strickland, Lives of the Queens of England, from the Norman Conquest, page 218
      the opening of the robe shows an under-dress of very beautiful shaded lutestring, the ground of which is white, but it is enriched with shades and brocadings of every possible colour.
    • 1973, Dimand and Mailey, Oriental Rugs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, page 71 [1]
      "Versions of Herat rugs made in Isfahan in the time of Shah Abbas have, in most cases, deep colors-dark red in the field, dark blue in the border-and a brocading of metal threads"



  1. present participle of brocade