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Barchant

midweight cotton fabric, soft to the touch, woven in linen or twill weave; the right side is smooth, the other side combed. The yarn in the warp is sharply twisted, while the weft is coarser and more loosely twisted. Produced in gaily dyed, woven or printed pieces. Used for ladies' winter dresses, sports shirts, blouses, dressing gowns and homewear. The name originated in the Middle Ages and is derived from the Latin "barracanus" - originally a coarse fabric from camel hair which only later came to be produced from cotton.



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