This section is from the "A Complete Dictionary of Dry Goods" book, by George S. Cole. Also available from Amazon: A complete dictionary of dry goods and history of silk, cotton, linen, wool and other fibrous substances,: Including a full explanation of the modern processes ... together with various useful tables.
Brocaded. This term is used to describe a fabric upon the surface of which a figure of any kind is formed by the threads of the warp or filling being raised in such order as to produce the pattern required. The word has much the same application to silk and wool textures that "damasked" has to linen textures, or to worsted stuffs when used for upholstering purposes. [See Loom, Weaving]