backdrops; can anyone help me identify the material on this backdrop

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  1. Foxtrot_01

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    Hello All,
    I hope I am posting in the right place.
    Can anyone help me identify what is the material(velvet, satin, etc) used for backdrop on this picture?
    THanks.

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    Looks silky but that would be stupid expensive. Probably a polyester and if it's high end, microfiber.
     
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    Velvet, the black hole of backdrops. Silly expensive but the best for backdrops next to a custom painted muslin backdrop.

    You can tell it is velvet by the part on the floor and how it looks when the light hits it.
     
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    I have a velvet backdrop and it doesn't pool like that. That pool's indicative of a thinner material. Maybe it's thinner than what I have, but definitely doesn't pool the same at all.
     
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    There are a few different thicknesses, and this looks like the very thin one. Of course anyone could be wrong but at my last studio session we had this and it looked identical.

    I thought I would enjoy shooting on black velvet, and it was ok... I suppose I expected more, or perhaps the stuff I used was very thin and perhaps the cheap stuff.
     
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    Whatever's in that photo, it's way too thin to be real velvet. It's also reflecting much more light than velvet tends to.
     
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    Velvet would have more cat hair, too.
     
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    Butter.
     

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