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  • n. A soft, thick, slightly textured fabric made from the inner bark of certain trees, pounded together.


From its raw material, tree bark; bark +‎ cloth. (Wiktionary)



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  • Barkcloth is a soft, thick, slightly textured fabric so named because it has a rough surface like that of tree bark. This barkcloth is usually made of densely woven cotton fibers. Historically, the fabric has been used in home furnishings, such as curtains, drapery, upholstery, and slipcovers. It is often associated with 1950s and 1960s home fashions.

    February 12, 2008