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What is "Pekin" - Definition & Explanation

A high quality fabric characterized by its vertical stripes of identical width that have equal widths between them. It consists of cotton, wool, silk, or elaborate velvet stripes that are separated by satin.
Chinese silk, usually handpainted, that looks like taffeta.

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