Houndstooth is a two-toned textile design consisting of a ground of broken checks, with notched corners resembling the canine teeth for which it was named. Originally popularized during the 1930s in wool-tweed jackets and suits—primarily in combinations of black and white—the pattern has since broadened to include other fibers and colors, as well as additional categories that notably include upholstery fabric, flooring, wallcoverings, and accessories.


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