For centuries velvet has been revered as a noble fabric which was often associated with aristocracy. The luxurious fabric was discovered in Egypt in the 2000 BC and quickly gained importance amongst the powerful rulers, as it symbolized wealth and royalty. Its captivating sheen can enliven the entire area, yet emanates a subtle calmness that can be felt instantaneously. Though there are number of fabrics used for upholstery today, velvet still happens to be a big hit with people who are looking to delight their guests. The term velvet is strictly used to describe the technique of weaving that creates it. Various fibers used to manufacture velvet include silk, cotton, mohair, linen, nylon, viscose, rayon, etc. These fibers can be used in different combinations with varying manufacturing processes to give contrasting velvet types with respect to weight, lustre, and patterns.