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  • A textile, normally made of silk, that is patterned using raised pile on the surface. The pile is made of loops of supplementary warps that are raised using metal rods inserted during weaving. The loops may later be cut to create plush or left uncut. Velvet piles can be of multiple heights depending on the metal rods used.
  • See Cinnabar.
  • Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie, the Dutch East India Company.