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What is "Ratiné" - Definition & Explanation

A cloth with a rough surface, which has been achieved by finishing and/or the use of fancy yarns.
A rough bulky fabric usually woven loosely in plain weave from ratiné yarns, namely nubbly ply yarns of various fibers made by twisting under tension a thick and thin yarn.

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