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 The term ‘Silesia’ can also be applied to a linen fabric, which was originally made in Silesia, a province in Prussia.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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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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