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6487 - Rat Gray Fine Wool Broadcloth - $30.00 yd.

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100% Wool 64 inches wide

Woven on a broad loom measuring 54 to 63 inches, Broadcloth in the 18th century was distinguished by its stoutness, tightness of weave, and denseness of fulling which was sheared close to create a silky but firm hand. The tightness of the broadcloth allowed it to be cut raw and left without raveling unlike flannels and other spongy wools.  Broadcloth was finished in various qualities from coarse to superfine.  This broadcloth is a medium grade with a tight weave, lightly brushed and a good hard hand.  The color "rat gray" is taken from a French dye book of wool samples believed to be from the 18th Century.  It is well suited to uniforms, Lady's and Men's outerwear, coats, breeches, waistcoats, Lady's riding habits, 19thc winter pelisses as well as any tailoring need.

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