Marquisette


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Marquisette

 

a light, thin, sheer cotton or silk fabric of leno weave made with a very thin twisted yarn. It is usually printed (with a design); less often it is white or of a solid color. Cotton marquisette is mercerized, which gives it a silkiness and luster. Summer dresses, blouses, and women’s underwear are among the items made from marquisette.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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