Dornix originated in the Flemish (today Walloon) town of Doornijk in the 15th century and was made from a combination of wool and linen. It was a coarse close, similar to kersey, and used on beds, hangings, curtains and similar purposes. It was popular in middle-class English homes in the 15th century. Manufacture spread to the Flemish town of Lille, and to Norwich in England, where substantial manufacture continued until the 18th century.
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