Work any Berlin wool work pattern in the common cross stitch over the ribs of the piqué.
Those of grey jade are often piqué with gold, others, of ivory, being inlaid with jewels.
Doubly difficult if one were perched upon a sharp-angled cube, and one's piqué skirt was stiffly starched.
piqué is a heavy cotton material woven in corded or figured effects.
In the bazaar I bought white material, something like piqué.
The "dress" waistcoat can also be of white duck or piqué, in which case it is double-breasted.