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What is "Ratine" - Definition & Explanation
A plain weave, loosely constructed fabric with a rough, nubby texture resulting from the use of ratine yarn, a knotted, curly, plied yarn. Used for drapery, dresses and women's sportswear.
Originated in Italy but is a French word that means rough. This fiber has an uneven, pebbled surface. It comes in solid colors and prints and is usually made from silk, cotton or wool.
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