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MFA Acc. #: 2004.165



A sheer, stiff, plain weave fabric made from rayon, silk, nylon, acrylic, or polyester fibers. Organza is similar to organdy but it is not made from cotton (King 1985). Organza has a crisp finish and is used for evening dresses, wedding clothes, neckwear, and trimming.

MFA Acc. #: 2004.428

Synonyms and Related Terms

organza (Esp.)

Additional Information

R. King, Textile Identification, Conservation and Preservation, Noyes Publications, Park Ridge, NJ, 1985

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Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Dictionary of Fiber & Textile Technology (older version called Man-made Fiber and Textile Dictionary, 1965), Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Charlotte NC, 1990
  • Rosalie Rosso King, Textile Identification, Conservation, and Preservation, Noyes Publications, Park Ridge, NJ, 1985
  • Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia, Douglas M. Considine (ed.), Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1976
  • 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
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