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A very fine, light netting fabric in a leno weave, marquisette can—and has—been made out of just about every fiber. In silk, cotton, rayon, or wool it has a soft drape, while in nylon it is stiffer. Mentions of marquisette go back to 1907-08, when it was used exclusively for clothing. By the 1920s it was also commonly used for curtains. Dobby effects are sometimes applied to marquisette.

Uses: Sheer curtains, bridal and evening wear, millinery, and trims.

See also:
Leno weave