Cotton twill tape

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Cotton skirt
MFA# 43.553


A strong, twill-woven 100% Cotton fabric tape used for edging fabrics and tying boxes. Cotton twill tape is strong and inert and available in bleached or natural (unbleached) versions. It has also been used for labeling objects and specimens.

MFA# 49.521

Synonyms and Related Terms

labeling tape

Twill tape; Benchmark


  • Edging fabrics
  • Tying or strapping
  • Labeling


Available in assorted widths and weights.

  • Lightweight (1/8" to 1.5")
  • Heavyweight (3/8" to 3")

Resources and Citations

  • Rachael Perkins Arenstein, Lisa Goldberg, and Eugenie Milroy, ‘Support and Rehousing for Collection Storage’ In ‘Preventive Conservation: Collection Storage’ Lisa Elkin and Christopher A. Norris (eds.), Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections, New York. 2019.
  • Safe Plastics and Fabrics for Exhibit and Storage, Conserve O Gram 18/2, National Park Service, September 2010.
  • SPNHC at (Accessed 3/17/04)