Chenille is a French word for caterpillar whose fur the yarn of this fabric is supposed to resemble. Look at Robert Allen's "Dream Chenille". This Italian-made plush fabric is available in 33 colors. It's soft heather finish adds instant depth to sofas, draperies and beyond. We are sharing 8 of these colors with you but come in to see all of the others. One is just meant for your home.