Lawn fabric

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MFA Acc. #: 05.53


A fine, sheer fabric with a crisp, linen-like texture. Lawn fabric derived its name from the town of Laon in France. It is made with a plain weave linen or cotton and is usually starched or sized. Lawn fabric was popular for full-skirted dresses, underskirts, handkerchiefs, and curtains.

Synonyms and Related Terms

lawn textile; linon (Fr.); linón (Esp.); leno (Esp.); batist (Ned.); linon (Ned.); lawn (Ned.); kamerdoek (Ned.); Kamerijks linnen (Ned.);

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  • Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them, American Book Company, New York City, 1937
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