Baft is a cheap, coarse cotton fabric. It is of oriental manufacture and is essentially similar to Muslin fabric. Surat manufacture is said to be the best quality. It is also known as Baffetta. Baft is usually blue, white or un-dyed and was originally manufactured in India, however is now even manufactured in Great Britain. It is thought to be first produced in the 16th Century and was known as ‘Longcloth.’

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Written by Kelly Mitchell

Kelly Mitchell, extremely competent and reliable, she is currently in her third year at the University of Lincoln UK, studying Fashion. Kelly is responsible for the Fabrics, Fibers and Leathers sections of our Dictionary

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