Silesia fabric is a twilled cotton fabric. It is used for dress linings and pockets. It is a sturdy fabric. This fabric gets its name from the Latinised German word ‘Schlesien.’ This fabric was also used for covering buttons in tailoring. It is a coarse fabric that was made in imitation of the German cloth of the same name. It is generally made in Scotland today, but originates from Holland. It is a medium quality cloth. The term ‘Silesia’ can also be applied to a linen fabric, which was originally made in Silesia, a province in Prussia. This Silesia fabric is used extensively in interior furnishings, particularly in curtains.
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