A lightweight, sheer cotton fabric with a plain weave that was originally made in India. Jaconet is often finished with a light glaze on one side making it similar to cambric, lawn, organdy, or voile. It is used to make summer clothing, curtains, and bandages. Glazed jaconet has been used as a reinforcing material in book spines.
Synonyms and Related Terms
jaconette; jaconette (Ned); neteldoek (Ned);
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982
- Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, Phyllis G.Tortora, Robert S. Merkel (eds.), Fairchild Publications, New York City, 7th edition, 1996
- The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998