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A lightweight, sheer Cotton fabric with a plain weave that was originally made in India. Jaconet is often finished with a light glaze on one side making it similar to Cambric, lawn, Organdy, or voile. It is used to make summer clothing, curtains, and bandages. Glazed jaconet has been used as a reinforcing material in book spines.

Synonyms and Related Terms

jaconette; jaconette (Ned); neteldoek (Ned);

Resources and Citations

  • Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982
  • 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