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14:54 Jan 30, 2009
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English term or phrase: nainsook
Definition from weavers.org.uk:
A lightweight, plain-weave, cotton cloth with a soft finish, although French nainsook has a crisp finish. Sometimes this fabric is made with a closely woven satin or twill stripe forming a corded effect at intervals across the fabric. Often used in the manufacture of lingerie and dresses. The word nainsook comes from the Hindi words nain, meaning eye, and sukh, meaning delight. This fabric dates back to seventeenth century India when it was sometimes called nansook, nyansook or nainsook and was thought to give 'pleasure to the eye'.

Example sentence(s):
  • Nainsook and lawn were made in extra fine, fine and regular cottons with the extra fine nainsook having a silk finish. fabrics.net
  • This simple mode is illustrated in linen with Swiss insertion, edge lace and ribbon-run beading and also in nainsook with Valenciennes lace, insertion, ribbon and beading. vintagevictorian.com
  • The softest and finest fabrics are used for these dresses such as French and Persian lawn, batiste, handkerchief linen and nainsook. smockingstore.com
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Definition from own experience or research:
印度產的一種薄棉布,平紋輕軟,通常是精梳的, 織物往往是經過絲光碱化處理而變成柔軟,且有光澤. 主要用於嬰幼兒的穿戴,及女用貼身內衣褲和女襯衫。

Example sentence(s):
  • 圓裙的質料是印度薄棉布.跟美國貨比起來真的有比較單薄.但是在熱帶的台灣來說.薄一點的布料反而比較透氣 。 - Yam天空  
  • 皇冠T是圖案我很愛,另外還有一件冬天的我買不下手(滅)。 最後去了一家印度服飾的店, 上衣我都還挺喜歡的,(印度)薄棉布穿起來也很舒服。 - 樂多日記  
  • 而這些主要都是做歐美觀光客的生意.. 西方客很愛穿這些印度棉布風格的衣服..很薄很涼爽。 - 北印度之旅 isjoni  
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