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Genoa, Italy, was one of the early European velvet-producing centers and Genoa’s namesake fabric was originally a silk brocade velvet with a satin ground. The name is applied to velvet which resembles the original, with a satin ground, and velvet with cut and uncut pile.

Uses: Upholstery, drapes, historically some clothing, such as coats

See also:
Ciselé velvet