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What is "Chifon" - Definition & Explanation

It is a fabric made of silk with a very soft and filmy texture. It is made of hard twisted yarn and woven in the gummed condition.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

Oilskin referred originally to a type of fabric - canvas with, literally, a skin of oil applied to it as waterproofing. These days, oilskins or oilies means the foul-weather gear worn by sailors,...
Refers to an open weave fabric. In a leno weave the warp yarns are arranged in pairs, twisting or interlocking around the filling yarn to prevent slippage and make the open weave stronger and more...
In performance garments, high tenacity stretch fabric which, when in a close fitting garment, provides muscles with a firm compression fit that lessons vibrations, reduces fatigue, and keeps muscles...
A tough medium to heavyweight coarsely woven plain weave fabric, usually made of a cotton or cotton/poly blend. Lower grades of the unfinished fabric are used for such industrial purposes as bags,...
Literally, "flowered work". Term used for a type of embroidery practiced by women in the Punjab for head-veils and other garment-pieces. The embroidery is worked in floss-silk upon coarse cotton...

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