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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:

An old form of lithographic printing, for embroidery transfers. The design was transferred from the tissue paper on which it was printed, usually by ironing. Thick enamel-like pigments were employed...
A finishing process that brings the fabric in contact with sandpaper or another abrasive material. This may be done to raise surface fiber, impart a peached or sueded hand or to create a surface...
The density of a material divided by the density of water. Expressed as a number greater than 0. Materials with specific gravity less than 1.00 will float and materials with specific gravity greater...
A selvedge that varies in width. NOTE: Variations in weft tension or lack of control of the warp ends within the selvedge may result in such unevenness. Pulled-in selvedges are caused by pulling in...
A mechanical treatment that uses beetlers or fallers to give fabric surfaces a flattened appearance. The spaces between warp and filling are covered up and tend to produce a high gloss to the...

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