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6445 - Dark Madder, Dark Gray & White Striped Lightweight Cotton - $10.00 yd.

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100% Japanese Cotton 59 Inches Wide

The Greater Manchester area of England thrived in cotton manufacture by the last quarter of the 18th century and well into the 19th century.  Cheap cotton from India & the American slave trade plus superior spinning and weaving thanks to several inventions quickly escalated the cotton textile industry as demand drove the market.  Cotton was a popular textile among all classes due to its cheapness, ease of cleaning and bright color.  It is said by some historians that by the time of the Napoleonic Wars, Britain had achieved a monopoly on the export of textiles to the Americas. 
This is a lightweight plain woven cotton suitable for gowns, jackets, summer waistcoats, children's frocks and accessories.

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