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Originally and traditionally a light-weight fabric hand-woven in China of wild silk in plain weave. The term is now also applied to fabrics having a similar weight and appearance, power-woven, and made with yams other than silk. If of cotton, these fabrics are usually mercerized and schreinered.

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