Description : This term has different meanings in different parts of the world. In the United Kingdom, it refers to a plain, unbleached cotton - essentially, the equivalent term to "muslin" used in North America. In the United States, however, the term refers to a relatively inexpensive print cotton with a highly regular patterns - sometimes floral, sometimes chequered.
Properties : Calico, as an inexpensive cotton fabric, requires being treated as a cotton fabric, and the reader is refered to the article on cotton for detailed information on properties, procedures and challenges.
Example creations : calico dress,
Uses worldwide :
Origins and history : Calico as a print on cotton fabric originated in 11th century India. The name refers to an Indian city called Kozhicode, which became known as "Calicut" to the British.
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