Said of deep pile textiles with a surface design of rows, ridges, florals, etc. that has been carved by hand or machine. Sculpted surfaces throw the light especially well; if the fibre is springy the design keeps its shape, whereas a floppy or long fibre will create a more random impression. wool, cotton, silk or any fur skin make good candidates for sculpting and then for walling, curtaining, upholstery and flooring. Its effect is not dissimilar to a permanent gauffrage.