Amerikano

AMERIKANO (or Americani)
The term used in West Africa for grey fabrics made from cotton in plain weave, such as 34/5-in., 64 X 64, 16/20. Originally the cloth came from America as "American sheetings".

Dictionary of the English textile terms. 2014.

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