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Man's waiscoat
MFA#: 53.220


A closely-woven, smooth finished Cotton fabric. Percale is used for sheets, dresses and shirts. The lightweight fabric has a higher yarn count than Calico, more sizing than Muslin and less gloss than Cambric. It is often used used for sheets, dresses and shirts.

Synonyms and Related Terms

percal (Esp.)

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Resources and Citations

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 247
  • Rosalie Rosso King, Textile Identification, Conservation, and Preservation, Noyes Publications, Park Ridge, NJ, 1985
  • Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them, American Book Company, New York City, 1937
  • 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
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