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What is "Chintz" - Definition & Explanation

Chintz is a calendered finish given to chintz fabric, and is often called glazed chintz. The glazing gives the fabric a glossy smooth appearance and enhanced hand, drapability and durability produced by applying to the fabric a finish composition comprising a silicone polymer and a catalyst.
A light-weight printed fabric. Can be polished (shiny) or unpolished. The derogatory term, "chintzy" also means cheap flashiness or gaudiness.
A cotton fabric, with or without a printed pattern, with a glaze created by applying resin and calendaring.
A glazed cotton fabric usually with a printed design and originally from India.
A glazed solid or printed fabric usually of cotton or a cotton blend
Chintz is calico cloth printed with flowers and other devices in different colors. It was originally of Eastern manufacture.
A usually glazed printed cotton fabric with bright figures, large flower designs, birds and other designs. It also comes in plain colors. Chintz can use several types of glaze. This glazed cotton is often printed with figures and large flower designs. The wax and starch glaze produced by friction or glazing calendars will wash out. The resin glaze finish will not wash out and withstand dry cleaning. Also comes semi-glazed. Unglazed chintz is called cretonne. It is named after the Indian word 'Chint' meaning 'broad, gaudily printed fabric'. Used widely in upholstery fabric.
Glazed plain weave cotton fabric with a tioghtly spun fine warp and a coarser slack twist filling, often printed with brightly colored flowers or stripes. Named from Hindu word meaning spotted. Several types of glazes are used in the finishing process. Some glazes wash out in laundering, but others such as resin finishes are permanent. Unglazed chintz is called cretonne. Chintz end-uses include draperies, slipcovers, skirts, and summer dresses, and shirts.
A plain weave fabric, usually cotton, with a multicolor print which may or may not be glazed. If it is unglazed it is called cretonne.
A plain-weave fabric, which has been glazed to produce a polished look. Usually made of cotton, this fabric is most commonly used in blouses, dresses, draperies, and slipcovers.
A plain tightly woven cotton fabric with the fine yarns and processed with a glazed finish. Used as a plain dyed fabric or a printed fabric. The term is sometimes used for ungazed fine count cottons. Converting the processes by which greige goods are made into finished salable goods.
Glazed cotton fabric often printed with figurative and large flower designs. Named from Hindu word meaning spotted. Some glazes wash out in laundering but others such as resin finishes are permanent. Unglazed chintz is called cretonne. Used mainly for draperies, slipcovers, skirts, and summer dresses.
This is a plain fabric which has a glaze and polished look, usually made of cotton and which is commonly used in dresses, blouses, drapers and slip covers.
Any cotton or linen furnishing fabric of floralpatternstained with fastcolors.
1. A Glazed Solid Or Printed Fabric Usually Of Cotton Or A Cotton Blend
2. A Plain Weave Fabric, Usually Cotton, With A Multicolor Print Which May Or May Not Be Glazed. If It Is Unglazed It Is Called Cretonne.
A usually glazed printed cotton fabric.
Glazed cotton fabric often printed with figures or large floral designs.
A glazed, printed, plain-weave fabric, usually made of cotton.
A brightly printed and glazed cotton fabric.
Chintz is calico cloth printed with flowers and other devices in different colours, originally from India.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

a) Descriptive of worsted yarns produced from dry-combed top. b) Descriptive of coarse linen yarn spun from air-dry roving (q.v.) c) Descriptive of man-made filaments the coagulation of which is...
Fabrics made from only one set of yarns, all running in the same direction. Some knits have their yarns running along the length of the fabric, while others have their yarns running across the width...
Similar to resiliency. It is the ability of a fabric to bounce back after it has been twisted, wrinkled, or distorted in any way. Some fabrics are able to eliminate wrinkles because of their own...
From the French for "cat's eye." The luster of a piece of wood with a finish on it. Also known as luster or depth, chatoyance displays itself by the figure changing with different viewing angles and...
A loose, zippered jacket with fitted waist and cuffs, resembling those worn by American bomber pilots in World War II. Can be made from nylon, woven blends or leather. Usually has a fur or pile...

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