Fustian - (Textile)

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Fustian - (Textile) A coarse cotton cloth used for bed hangings and counterpanes in early times; later the term seems to have applied to a richer material used as the outer cover of upholstery and even for clothing. Norwich was a prominent manufacturing centre of fustian in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.


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