Definition of Nainsook

Fiber: Cotton

Weave: Plain

Characteristics: Produced in the finishing processes from the same gray goods as used for batiste, cambric, lawn. Fine and lightweight. Soft and has a slight luster in the better qualities (mercerization). Slightly heavier than batiste. Like lawn but not as crisp. Soft, lacks body. Usually found in white but also comes in pastel colors and some printed.

Uses: tucked or embroidered, blouses, night wear, lingerie, and infant's wear.

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