Jul 4, 2006

Rapid Rhetoric: NAINSOOK

This is an irregular feature - both in frequency and oddness - dedicated to a word I came across that I have never previously used.

nainsook - n. A fabric of fine cotton, often with a woven stripe, and traditionally produced in India.

Generally, nainsook is a fine, soft muslin fabric, and it is often to used to make babies' clothing. The word is derived from the Hindi word nainsukh.

1 comment:

Hooda Thunkit said...

The Indians are particularly well known for their quality fabric.

All of that fine detail work and what do they get for it?

Pennies, mere pennies...