A type of leno weave made on Jacquard looms, producing a light, fine, open silk fabric with a gauze-like feel, now also available in cotton and rayon. It is a dressmaking textile that was originally produced in Italy, which is why the different grenadine weaving patterns have Italian names–Garza fina, Garza grossa, Garza piccola… Today woven in just one or two Italian mills, on old shuttle looms. It has a good dimensional stability, which can be successfully used for lampshades, bed hangings and cushions and drapes well; allow plenty of width for curtains.

The weave is distinctive – the mesh is locked into place as two or more warp threads cross over each other and interlace with one of more weft threads – this makes a stable mesh which is usually used in conjunction with other weaves.

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