The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
a cotton fabric in linen weave that is smooth, glossy, and coarse to the touch. Calico, bleached and rather strongly dressed and glazed, is used to make madapollam.
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