Alpaca Orleans

One of the first alpaca fabrics successfully made in England in the 19th century (1839). Woven with a cotton warp and alpaca weft. First made by Titus Salt, who at that time was the only spinner of alpaca weft in Bradford.

Dictionary of the English textile terms. 2014.

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