Canton flannel

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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.)

Resources and Citations

  • 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
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
  • Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them, American Book Company, New York City, 1937