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Silk aba
MFA 19.742


1) An undyed, felted wool fabric made in Hungary or Bulgaria.

2) A coarse fabric made from the hair of camels, goats, or sheep. A loose-fitting, traditional Arab garment, also known by the same name, is woven from fabric.

Resources and Citations

  • 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