Nainsook

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Nainsook is a soft, fine, lightweight form of muslin.[1][2] Muslin encompasses a broad range of fabrics of varying weights and fineness, but is always a plain weave, cotton fabric. The word nainsook is first documented in 1790, and derives from the Hindi and Urdu "nunsukh", which literally means "eye's delight".[1]

Nainsook was often used to make babies' clothing or lingerie at least until the 1920s.[3] Nainsook cotton was also often used to make Bias Tape in the 50's and 60's.

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  1. ^ a b "Nainsook". Merriam Webster. Merriam Webster, Inc. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Nainsook". Oxford Dictionaries. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Wells, Jane Warren (1924). Dress and Be Slender. Scranton, PA: International Textbook Publishers. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 


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