Abassi Cotton

The whitest of Egyptian cottons. Clear in colour, has a staple 11/4 in. in length, is hard and spins up to 80's warp yarns. It has been grown since about 1890 in the delta of the Nile.

Dictionary of the English textile terms. 2014.

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