the art and design in textural Cloth patterns 

A quick look into how artists included detail in the textures of cloth and clothing. 

Woman in Kimono, left shoulder bare, Gustav Klimt, 1917 - 1918, From the collection of: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Often times a precursor to a painting or sculpture texture can be applied to a drawing to understand how you want the clothing in your art piece to flow.
Charles Stewart, Sixth Marquess of Londonderry, Carrying the Great Sword of State at the Coronation of King Edward VII, August, 1902, and Mr. W. C. Beaumont, His Page on That Occasion, John Singer Sargent, 1904, From the collection of: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Sargent pays close attention to add vivid textures to the gold pieces on Charles Stewart's uniform.
Juno, Unknown, early 2nd century A.D. - early 2nd century A.D., From the collection of: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The unknown artist used a layering technique to emphasize on the drapes that sculpture is wearing.
Man's robe restyled as a Tibetan chuba, Unknown, 17th century, From the collection of: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Symmetrical, 17th century Asian garb was known for being bold and reflecting power.
The Ambassadors, Hans Holbein the Younger, 1533, From the collection of: The National Gallery, London
Artists Holbein painted the fur so detailed that at one glance you can tell exactly what the texture is.
A Boyar Wedding Feast, Konstantin Makovsky, 1883, From the collection of: Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Frill, gold, fur, Makovsky used exceptional detail. A closer look at the painting you can see the detail placed in each persons clothing down to table cloth, cups and plates.
Dorukha Lungi, Unknown, 2000/2014, From the collection of: Crafts Museum
In India you can find bold and simple patterns. The Dorukha Lungi shows the more simple side.
Ceremonial Robe of a Courtier, Unknown, Joseon, late 19th century C.E. - Joseon, late 19th century C.E., From the collection of: Ewha Womans University Museum
Closer look can see the woven texture in the detail of this ceremonial robe. Other fabrics in the garment also have woven detail that goes against the grain of other fabrics to show texture.
Young Knight in a Landscape, Vittore Carpaccio, 1510, From the collection of: Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
Vittore Carpaccio gave this young knight valor by carefully painting shine on the armor where he is facing the sun.
Strolling along the Seashore, Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida, 1909, From the collection of: Sorolla Museum
A windy day at the beach, the texture in this photo can be seen by the detail added to show movement in the women's dresses.
The Princess from the Land of Porcelain (La Princesse du pays de la porcelaine), James McNeill Whistler, 1863-1865, From the collection of: National Museum of Asian Art
The kimono worn by this Princess has small detail like tiny flowers on the underside of the garment. The kimono also has extra detail where it hits the floor and drapes around her feet.
Draped cloth sculpted with details in the shoulder and knee guards.
Scarf, Unknown, 2000/2014, From the collection of: Crafts Museum
Another piece from India, this scarf shows the busier sides of some of the prints in India. Zoom in and you can see small flowers.
The Cathedral, František Kupka, 1912 - 1913, From the collection of: Museum Kampa
The horizontal and vertical lines give dimension to The Cathedral. Shape and color add to the texture to show light and dark hues.
Portrait of the landscape painter Frederik Sødring, Christen Købke, 1832, From the collection of: The Hirschsprung Collection
Texture is not always about the print in the fabric, Christen adds texture to the wrinkles in the fabric placed accurately where Frederik is sitting.
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