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This is a rather odd category, listing 269 names of kinds of fabric and cloth. There is an enormous variety in fabrics, with many different national, historical and regional varieties. It is interesting to note, however, that almost all of the types of fabric listed below are variants or blends of just five basic fabric types (silk, cotton, linen, wool and worsted). Many of the terms are foreign in origin; English orthography has been adopted where it exists. Word aba aerophane alepine alpaca angora ardass armure arrasene atlas baft bagging baize balbriggan baldachin balzarine barathea barege barracan barras barrateen batiste bayadere beaupers bengaline bombazine borato bouclé brilliantine Definition garment of camel or goat hair; camel or goat-hair fabric thin crinkled semi-transparent fabric mixed wool and silk or mohair and cotton fabric fine wool made from alpaca hair silk-like fabric made from wool of angora goats fine silk twilled woollen or silk fabric embroidery fabric of wool and silk rich satin fabric cheap coarse cotton fabric coarse fabric for making bags or sacks coarse napped cotton or wool fabric knitted cotton fabric rich embroidered silk and gold fabric light cotton dress material pebbly silk or worsted fabric with broken rib weave gauzy fabric of silk, cotton, wool, or worsted fine silk cloth coarse linen fabric some kind of fabric fine soft sheer fabric of plain weave fabric with horizontal stripes in strongly contrasting colours linen fabric used for flags crosswise ribbed fabric twilled silk and worsted fabric thin fabric fabric of uneven looped yarn light lustrous cotton and worsted fabric
wool or cotton fabric lightweight fabric with coloured warp and white filling cotton fabric made in imitation of chamois leather silk fabric with a crepe back soft and satiny silk fabric velvety silk. wool or cotton fabric with protruding pile coarse heavy plain or twilled wool or worsted sheer silk fabric strong twilled cotton cloth glazed printed cotton fabric fabric with a glazed finish fabric with an embossed design thin single-twilled worsted fabric with cotton or silk soft goatskin leather durable cotton piled fabric with vertical ribs coarse drapery and towelling fabric light crinkled fabric heavy crepe fabric with lengthwise crinkles . dark woollen cloth coarse russet cloth satin twilled woollen fabric plain white cotton fine silk fabric fine linen fabric fine thin white cotton or linen fabric strong waterproof silk or wool fabric fancy woollen fabric made to resemble canvas Chinese cotton fabric soft twilled fabric made of fine goat's wool soft imitation of cashmere closely woven twilled cloth of fine wool silk fabric resembling taffeta soft lightweight silk.broadcloth brocade buckram bump bunting burdet burlap burnet burrel calamanco calico camaca cambresine cambric camlet caneva canque cashmere cashmerette cassimere cendal challis chambray chamois charmante charmeuse chenille cheviot chiffon chino chintz cire cloque coburg cordovan corduroy crash crepe crepon dense twilled wool or worsted fabric rich silk fabric with raised patterns stiff-finished cotton or linen used for linings of garments coarse cotton fabric light loosely woven fabric used for flags cotton fabric coarse plain-woven jute or hemp fabric dark brown.
low-quality woolen cloth heavy coarse durable twilled cotton. usually dyed scarlet fine silk and wool light open-mesh cotton or worsted small hole in fabric to allow passage of a cord. cotton or rayon fabric silk and wool cloth coarse floss silk light woollen fabric soft lightweight plain-woven or twilled silk fabric light woollen fulled cloth rough heavy woollen cloth plain spun silk fabric coarse twilled cotton . usually coloured coarse silk coarse woollen smooth lustrous velvety fabric fine woollen cloth.cretonne crin crinoline cubica cypress damask delaine denim dimity domett dornick dowlas drabbet drap-de-Berry dreadnought drill droguet drugget ducape duck duffel dungaree dupion duroy duvetyn ecarlate éolienne etamine eyelet faille farandine filoselle flannel foulard foulé frieze fuji fustian heavy cotton or linen cloth horsehair fabric stiff flax or cotton fabric fine unglazed fabric resembling shalloon silk or cotton gauze fabric. cotton fabric with small holes shiny closely woven silk. usually black fine lustrous fabric with flat patterns and a satin weave light fabric of wool or mixed wool and cotton firm and durable twilled cotton sheer and stout white cotton plain cotton-wool blend stout linen coarse linen coarse linen old woollen cloth heavy woollen cloth durable twilled cotton ribbed woollen dress fabric coarse durable wool fabric plain-woven stout silk fabric durable closely woven cotton fabric fabric of thick.
loom for making jacquard jacquard jaspe cotton or rayon cloth with shaded effect jean durable twilled cotton material jersey plain weft-knitted fabric of wool.gabardine galatea gambroon gazar genappe georgette gingham grenadine grogram grosgrain gulix harn herringbone hodden holland hopsack houndstooth huckaback jaconet closely woven cotton or wool twill striped cotton twilled worsted and cloth silk organza fabric smooth worsted yarn thin silk striped cotton cloth thin silk coarse loosely woven silk fabric heavy close-woven corded silk kind of fine linen coarse linen twilled fabric woven in rows of parallel sloping lines coarse undyed woollen cloth coarse plain-woven cotton or linen rough-surfaced loose fabric fabric with an irregular checked pattern absorbent cotton or linen used for towels stout cotton cloth intricately-woven variegated fabric. cotton. nylon or silk kalamkari fabric coloured by repeated dyeing kelt coarse fabric made of black and white wool kente hand-woven African silk fabric kersey coarse woollen cloth kerseymere twilled fine wool khaddar homespun cotton cloth kincob embroidered silk with gold and silver threads lamé fabric in which metallic threads are interwoven lasting sturdy cotton or worsted cloth lawn fine sheer plain-woven cotton or linen leno open-woven fabric linsey coarse linen and wool blend linsey-woolsey thin coarse fabric of wool and linen lockram coarse linen loden heavy waterproof woollen fabric .
lustring lutestring mackinaw mackintosh madapollam madras marabout marcella marocain marquisette glossy silk plain glossy silk heavy napped and felted wool cloth lightweight rubberized waterproof cotton fine cotton cloth fine plain-woven cotton or silk thin downy silk cotton or linen in twill weave ribbed crepe fabric sheer meshed cloth having a quilted ornamentation. durable buff-coloured cotton needlecord thinly ribbed cotton ninon silk voile or other thin fabric organdie fine translucent cotton organza transparent thin silk or nylon orleans interwoven cotton and worsted osnaburg coarse linen or cotton ottoman heavy clothing fabric with crosswise ribs oxford soft durable plain-woven cotton paduasoy corded silk paisley soft wool fabric with ornamental pattern panne heavy lustrous silk or rayon with waxy feel . any soft merino-like wool or merino wool and cotton cloth messaline soft lightweight silk with a satin weave mockado inferior quality woollen fabric mogadore ribbed silk used in making neckties mohair fabric made from silky hair of angora goats moire watered silk moleskin heavy durable cotton moreen stout corded wool or cotton mousseline fine sheer fabric mull soft fine sheer cotton or silk fabric muslin plain-woven fine cotton musterdevillers archaic mixed grey woollen cloth nainsook fine cotton fabric nankeen buff-coloured. fabric with raised pattern as if matelassé quilted melton strong and smooth heavy woollen cloth soft wool of the merino sheep.
soft or gentle ribbed lustred wool glossy cotton or wool closely woven silk with lustrous face thin silk satin or imitation thereof fine soft woollen fabric delicate woollen fabric fine cloth durable plain-woven cotton fabric light puckered cotton or linen fabric durable wool thin silk or linen . cloth of such a colour stiff durable corded fabric of cotton. silk or cotton fabric fine silk ribbed cotton and wool coarse homespun cloth light blend of silk and cotton or wool rich and heavy silk. rayon or silk fine white linen fabric with puckered finish thin soft fabric woven from raw silk coarsely looped or nubby fabric corded woven silk and worsted strong and heavy silk or wool raffia fabric of Madagascar strong lustrous fabric resembling linen or silk coarse undyed woollen cloth light loosely kitted cloth rough bulky plain-woven fabric plain-woven fabric with crosswise ribs old Venetian lace-like fabric handkerchief or headcloth.paramatta pashmina pekin pellicule percale percaline perse piqué platilla plissé pongee poodle poplin prunella rabanna ramie raploch raschel ratiné rep reticella romal rumchunder russel russet sagathy samite sarsenet satara sateen satin satinet saxony say scarlet scrim seersucker sempiternum sendal worsted and cotton blend fine goat's wool fabric used for making shawls fine soft silk thin diaphanous fabric closely woven lightweight cloth glossy lightweight cotton dark blue or bluish-grey. sometimes interwoven with gold or silver fine and soft silk.
serge shalloon shantung sharkskin shetland shoddy sicilienne silesia silkaline sindon stammel stockinette surah swansdown swanskin tabaret tabby tabinet taffeta tamin tamis tarlatan terry ticking tiffany tiretaine toile tricolette tricot tricotine tulle tussah tweed twill velour veloutine velvet velvetine strong twilled worsted light twilled wool or worsted plain rough silk or cotton smooth durable wool or worsted fabric lightweight loosely twisted wool fabric woollen fabric made from rags ribbed silk thin twilled cotton or linen soft light cotton fabric resembling silk fine linen coarse woollen fabric. bright red colour soft elastic cotton fabric soft twilled silk or rayon heavy napped cotton flannel soft napped fabric resembling flannel striped watered silk and satin fabric plain-woven silk taffeta fabric silk and wool watered fabric thin glossy silk thin glazed worsted thin wool thin sheer stiff cotton piled fabric consisting of uncut loops strong linen or cotton fabric used for mattress and pillow cases transparent silk-like gauzy fabric wool cloth mixed with cotton or linen plain or simple twilled fabric silk or rayon knitted fabric plain knitted silk or woollen fabric double-twilled worsted fabric sheer and delicate thin silk brownish silk fabric rough twilled wool any diagonally woven fabric piled velvety cotton velvety corded wool soft piled fabric of silk. usually dyed red. cotton or synthetic material cotton with silk pile .
vicuna voile wadmal whipcord wigan wincey woolsey worcester worsted zanella zephyr zibeline fabric made from wool of the vicuna. the west wind soft piled wool . a small ruminant soft fine sheer fabric thick coarse wool fabric with bold twill used for making dresses stiff plain-woven cotton plain or twilled cotton cotton and wool blend fine wool fine closely-woven wool mixed twilled umbrella fabric lightweight wool or worsted fabric.
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