76% wool 24% cotton
22 oz., 56" wide
Jean Cloth is strong twilled fabric used for Civil war men's trousers and jackets. In the twilling process the cotton lays toward the wrong side of the fabric keeping the wool toward the outside and away from the body. This fabric is one of many types of Virgina cloth which was a homespun fabric usually made of cotton and woolen fibers. Kersey is both a fabric and weave and in the case of Virginia cloth indicates a twill weave. Virginia cloth of kersey weave was used to make durable cheep men's outer garments like breeches, jackets, coats, and waistcoats. Not all Virgina cloth had a kersey weave to it there were many other types of Vriginia cloth.
Made in the USA.
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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 02 May, 2007.