I have a small collection of interesting jacquard-woven cotton dishtowels, which I love to use. They are woven in mills in France and Italy, and are a veritable encyclopedia of weave structures. Here is one of my favorites - it depicts a Venetian scene, complete with canals, bridges, and at least nine gondoliers, and was woven in France. The first image is scanned at life size, and the second at 16x magnification. Click to see full size. The designer has included satins, twills, birdseyes, basket weaves, crepes, and a number of other structures, to come up with a generous tonal palette from a one-color warp, one-color weft fabric. I can't tell whether the warp is natural and the weft red, or vice versa, because the towel is hemmed on all four sides, so there is no visible selvedge to give me a clue.