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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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(Dbl. lock/class 400 - A stitch formed with two or more groups of threads that interlace each other. The loops of needle thread are passed through the material where they are secured by looper...

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