Herringbone is a pattern created by a weaving effect that features zigzags that alternate in direction across the width of the fabric to establish a recurring V-shape. Named for the skeletal structure of a herring—and sometimes referred to as a broken twill weave—the pattern dates back to the Roman Empire, when it was used for an interlocking pavement system. The pattern is popular in wool suiting, inlaid wood flooring, and upholstery fabric.

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