A heavy, cotton flannel fabric. First made in Canton, China about 1880, Canton flannel is fleeced on one side and has a twilled surface on the other. It is warm and absorbent. Canton flannel is used for sleepwear, linings and undergarments.
Synonyms and Related Terms
franela de algodón(Esp.)
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Rosalie Rosso King, Textile Identification, Conservation, and Preservation, Noyes Publications, Park Ridge, NJ, 1985
- Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
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