foulard n : a light plain-weave or twill-weave silk or silklike fabric (usually with a printed design)
Pronunciation(US) IPA: /ˌfuːˈlɑrd/
A foulard is a lightweight fabric, either twill or plain-woven, made of silk or a mix of silk and cotton. Foulards usually have a small printed design of various colors. Foulard can also refer to articles of clothing, such as scarves, made from this fabric.
Foulard is believed to have originated in the Far East. The word foulard comes from the French word for a silk handkerchief.