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What is "Bark Cloth" - Definition & Explanation

Originally Referred To Fabric Made From The Bark Of Trees. Now The Term Is Used To Describe Fabric With A Surface Texture Resembling Tree Bark.
Heavy fabric made from beaten plant fibers.
A medium weight fabric with a rough surface which resembles the bark of a tree. Used extensively for draperies in the 1940ís and 1950ís.

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An old form of lithographic printing, for embroidery transfers. The design was transferred from the tissue paper on which it was printed, usually by ironing. Thick enamel-like pigments were employed...
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The process of conferring dimensional stability on fibres, yarns or fabrics, generally by means of moist or dry heat. NOTE: The operation of setting is applied to textile materials of all kinds but...

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