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Date: 3/24/12 10:54 PM

If anyone is looking for a fine not-particularly-sheer cotton for lingerie and fine blouses, may I recommend "turban material"?

I bought some of this in an Indian store once; India is famous not just for their silks but also for their fine cotton weaves! I don't know how much it is now, but at the time it was $2.50 a yard. I also got some "dhoti material" that was basically "cotton chiffon"; it was hard to work with because it was so light and fine! Almost like cheesecloth, but with a much tighter weave..there is a story about an Indian princess who appeared at court wearing SEVEN layers of this legendary fine cotton-and was scolded by her royal father for her "immodesty"!

The turban material comes in colours, but since it is for men to wear the range is fairly limited...but there is nothing to stop anyone dyeing it; in fact it might be great for tie-dye and other treatments. It also 'broomstick-pleats" very well. You may have to ask for it; I never found it on the shelves with the regular sari-type fabrics, it was always put away behind the counter or on an out-of-the-way shelf.

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Date: 3/25/12 1:49 AM

Thanks for this great tip!

Is 'turban material' a standard term for this?

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Date: 3/25/12 2:05 PM

This was a while back so I don't accurately recall, but I do believe I asked the Indian people who owned the store what it was called so I could ask for it again by name, and they told me: "turban material"! I guess that sums it up nicely!

Turbans are wound directly on the head from YARDS of fabric (at least 7 would be my guess) so they would have to be made of cotton; I can't imagine a wad of polyester on top of one's head being very comfortable in Indian heat! Maybe Deepika could give us more information on it!

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Date: 3/27/12 4:30 AM

Thanks for the idea!

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