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A coarse cloth with linen warp and cotton weft, first made in Egypt in the 2nd century. In England it was manufactured between 1720 and 1774 when pure cotton materials were banned. The name was later applied to any thick cotton cloth with a short pile, usually dyed a dark colour.

Subjects: Art — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

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