Ninon

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For the French author and courtesan, see Ninon de l'Enclos.

Ninon is a sheer fabric of silk, rayon, or nylon made in a variety of tight smooth weaves or open lacy patterns and/or open mesh-like appearance.[1] It is described as very delicate or lightweight and is sometimes referred to as "French tergal".[2] Available in a variety of solid colors and tone-on-tone woven vertical stripes. Some ninon fabrics have embroidered borders. Pronounced "nee-no". Because the fabric is made with high twist filament yarns, it has a crisp hand.[1] End uses include eveningwear and curtains.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.textilesindepth.com/index.php?page=textiledictionary-n, accessed 10 September 2012
  2. ^ Audio English.net