Stuff or cloth made wholly or in part of hair.
cloth woven from horsehair or camelhair; used for upholstery or stiffening in garments
Woven from twisted cotton or linen warp with horse hair, goat hair or camel hair in the weft. Traditionally used for interlining in the tailoring of coats and jackets. See hair and horse hair.
1. A fabric in which the weft consists of single fibres of horsehair, obtained from tails and manes and woven on a special loom which is capable of inserting picks of the discontinuous fibres. The fabric width is governed by the length of available horsehair and normally varies between 47cm and 76cm. The woven structure, which usually has a cotton warp, varies according to the enduse, e.g., interlinings, furnishing fabrics, sieve and press cloths, and the horse hair may be dyed. 2. A fabric produced from yams in which horsehair is mixed with cotton, polyester, linen or other fibres to make it strong and inflexible. Used in upholstery and also as a chest canvas in tailoring.