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.
Shot. A term applied to silk fabrics having a changeable color like that produced in weaving, by all the warp threads being of one color and all the weft of another. Silk is the usual material thus woven but there are also shotted alpacas and shotted velvets. [See Changeable, Shadow Silk, Chien]