Tricolore Weft Canvas is a plain weave cloth woven on a fine ecru cotton warp, with a three ply mercerised cotton weft.The three weft yarns are red, white, and blue, twisted up like a traditional barber’s pole. The barber’s pole is a trade symbol that dates to the middle ages, when it represented the trades of surgery and dentistry, as well as hair cutting.

Because the face of the yarn that shows in any particular weaving cross is random, the surface of the fabric has a dancing moiré-like appearance, similar to a yarn-dyed Indonesian ikat fabric. As the fabric itself is relatively open, the individual yarn texture is evident in the surface of the cloth, with a surface somewhat similar to Ghanaian kente cloth.

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