Definition of Zibeline

Fiber: Wool from cross-bred yarns.

Weave: Satin.

Characteristics: The fabric is napped then steamed and pressed. The nap is long and lies in one direction. It is very lustrous and sleek. It may or may not be given a soft finish and feel. It is usually strong colored and sometimes stripings (removal of color) is noted in the cloth. Named for the "zibeline" a small animal found in Siberia. It belongs to the sable family and has fine black fur.

Uses: Coats, cloaks, capes and winter suits for women.

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