ABRAWAN (Indian term)
A slightly inferior quality of "Dacca Muslin", but is now practically extinct. The fabric owes its name (lit. "running water") to its texture, which is believed to have been so fine as to render the material invisible if immersed in flowing water. Hand woven (sec also Sangati, Shabnam and Sharbati), made 36-in. X 20 yards and weighing 9 to 111/2-oz. per piece. In 1866 a piece cost 120 s.

Dictionary of the English textile terms. 2014.

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  • Dacca — Dacca, 1) District der britischen Präsidentschaft Bengalen in Ostindien, 92 QM. groß, ein Theil des niedrigen Gangesdelta, von zahlreichen Wasserstraßen durchschnitten; von wilden Thieren finden sich Elephanten, Büffel, Tiger, Bären, Leoparden,… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Sangati — Literally for presentation. One of the finest varieties of plain Dacca muslin. Made in India or hand looms (see also Abrawan, Shabnam, and Sharbati) …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • Sharbati — Literally sweet as sherbet, a name applied in India to a variety of muslin of the finest quality (see also Abrawan, Sangat 1 and Shabnam) …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

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