Cotton Chenille Robe For WomenChenille is so popular for two reasons. One is how soft the raised yarn material feels and the other is how it can be used in so many ways in homes and in clothing. Chenille is also used in robes. These robes add a romantic and elegant touch to a women.
What is Chenille? Chenille comes from the French word for caterpillar and became popular in the 1920s and 1930s in bedspreads and bathrobes. Since then it has been used for many other times as well. Chenille material usually comes from cotton but can also come from wool, olefin, acrylic, mohair or rayon.
The great thing about chenille material and what makes it so attractive are the many colorful patterns that can be created with solid fabric as a background. The original chenille material designs were often very bright. Usually the background material was white with brightly colored yarn tufts. The older chenille robes often have flowers or garden themes but some were all white or beige. They often had very detailed designs including the famous Martha Washington design. Since chenille robes can use bright colors on a solid background, they can create a lot of contrast and dimension in the patterns.