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.
Electoral Cloth Or Biretz. A double-faced dress fabric woven of wool, or silk and wool, with a cashmere twilled face upon one side ,and a round close-ribbed or "repped," surface on the other, usually reversible. [See Empress Cloth]