Parramatta fabric is a fabric generally made using a silk warp and a cotton weft. It was very popular during the Regency period and was used extensively in mourning dress. Parramatta fabric is similar to Bombazine fabric. It is a very lightweight fabric that is constructed using a twill weave. The name ‘Parramatta’ comes from the city of Parramatta in Australia, where the inmates of the local prison manufactured this cloth. Parramatta fabric is used frequently in household linens and some clothing. It is a fine, high quality fabric.

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