Plaids – Left side are original silk ribbons. Right are a sampling of ribbons available today. A few notes on these ribbons: If you zoom in on the brown silk plaid scan, you will see this ribbon is done in an overall twill weave with warp faced satin lines running vertically and weft faced satin lines running across horizontally. This ribbon also has a section of blue with variated warp threads. Both blue plaids also have accents of warp and weft faced satin lines.
These two comparisons are currently incomplete. I will be looking for a full variety of plaid, jacquard and multi-weave ribbons to complete the comparison.