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What is "Nainsook" - Definition & Explanation

A fine, lightweight cotton in a plain weave that is produced in the finishing processes from the same gray goods as used for batiste, cambric, lawn. Soft and has a slight luster in the better qualities (mercerization). It is slightly heavier than batiste. Like lawn but not as crisp. Soft, lacks body. Usually found in white but also comes in pastel colors and some printed. Often tucked or embroidered, in blouses, night wear, lingerie, and infant's wear.
A lightweight, plain weave cotton fabric. Used for lingerie, baby clothes.
A lightweight plain weave cotton fabric, usually finished to create a luster and a soft hand. Common end-uses are infants' wear, blouses, and lingerie.
Nainsook is a fine, soft muslin fabric, often to used to make babies clothing.

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