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parachute ball gown - reminds me of a story my sister-in-law told last week. She said her dad once brought home a parachute and her mom made underwear out of it for the girls. She said it was itchy. So bizarre an idea, it should be in a coming of age novel.http://celeblatestnews.com/
Tailored late 19th century. Fabric woven late 18th century. Child's coat. India. Wool. Double interlocking twill tapestry weave. Textile is unique to Kashmir. Families in the trade spun, dyed, designed, and wove textiles for the emperors. A number of inscribed textiles, of similar patterning and construction, are known to have been made in Amritsar, this fabric is assumed to have come from there.