Canton crepe


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Canton crepe

(ˈkæntɒn; -tən)
n
(Textiles) a fine crinkled silk or rayon crepe fabric, slightly heavier than crepe de Chine
[C19: named after Canton, China, where it was originally made]
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Noun1.Canton crepe - a soft thick crinkled dress crepe; heavier than crepe de Chine
crape, crepe - a soft thin light fabric with a crinkled surface
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As a major employer, Ferguslie Mills traces its roots back to 1802, when James Coats set up business in the weaving trade before going into partnership with James Whyte, producing Canton Crepe shawls, in which the skill of yarn twisting was an integral part.