, or brocatelle
fabrics in which flat metallic yarn
s (or with a combination of metallic
and other fiber yarn
s) are woven or knitted in warp
and filling for a luxurious effect. Today, most lame is made from one of the nontarnishable metallic fiber
s, a great improvement over lame of the past that tended to darken with age. Lame is also a trademark terrn for a nontarnishable metallic yarn
. Glitter is sometimes used to describe this type of fabric and is used for evening dresses, blouses, and trimmings.