Bengal Silk

BENGAL SILK
A silk yarn hand-made in India. Produced in the natives' household and is very irregular and dirty. Used locally for weaving into plain cloth on hand looms.

Dictionary of the English textile terms. 2014.

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  • Silk Yarns — are composed of a number of silk filaments twisted together, usually 8 to 12 to form a thread. The filaments have a natural coating of gum which gives strength and elasticity, but reduces lustre. The gum must be boiled off if lustre is wanted,… …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • Bengal — Ben*gal , prop. n. 1. A province in India, giving its name to various stuffs, animals, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. A thin stuff, made of silk and hair, originally brought from Bengal. [1913 Webster] 3. Striped gingham, originally brought from Bengal;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bengal light — Bengal Ben*gal , prop. n. 1. A province in India, giving its name to various stuffs, animals, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. A thin stuff, made of silk and hair, originally brought from Bengal. [1913 Webster] 3. Striped gingham, originally brought from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bengal stripes — Bengal Ben*gal , prop. n. 1. A province in India, giving its name to various stuffs, animals, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. A thin stuff, made of silk and hair, originally brought from Bengal. [1913 Webster] 3. Striped gingham, originally brought from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bengal tiger — Bengal Ben*gal , prop. n. 1. A province in India, giving its name to various stuffs, animals, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. A thin stuff, made of silk and hair, originally brought from Bengal. [1913 Webster] 3. Striped gingham, originally brought from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bengal — A thin fabric composed of silk and hair, imported from Bengal. Also the term used in the 18th and 19th centuries for striped cotton muslins made at Paisley and exported to India …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • Bengal — /ben gawl , gahl , beng ; ben geuhl, beng /, n. 1. a former province in NE India, now divided between India and Bangladesh. Cf. East Bengal, West Bengal. 2. Bay of, a part of the Indian Ocean between India and Burma (Myanmar). 3. a raw silk from… …   Universalium

  • Bengal (cat) — Infobox Catbreed name = Bengal imagecaption = Two male Bengals country = United States acfastd = http://www.acfacats.com/bengal standard.htm fifestd = http://www.fifeweb.org/wp/breeds/std/ben std.html ticastd =… …   Wikipedia

  • Silk — This article is about a natural fiber and the textile woven from it. For other uses, see Silk (disambiguation). Four of the most important domesticated silk worms, together with their adult moth forms, Meyers Konversations Lexikon (1885 1892)… …   Wikipedia

  • Bengal — Ben·gal || ‚beÅ‹ gɔːl n. region in India n. raw silk made in Bengal (India); type of fabric woven of silk and hair; type of striped fabric …   English contemporary dictionary

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