pongee

thin soft fabric woven from raw silk

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • Pongee — is a soft thin woven cloth. In the early 1900s, pongee was an important export from China to the United States. Umbrellas made in China are very likely to be made from a mixture of polyester and pongee called Polygee . Pongee types Shinshu Pongee …   Wikipedia

  • Pongee — The real pongee is woven in Northern China on hand looms from the silk of wild cocoons. Almost always of pale or dark ecru, but sometimes dyed in colours to meet a fashion. The warp is always finer than the weft and more even, the weft having… …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • Pongee — Pon*gee , n. [Of East Indian origin.] A fabric of undyed silk from India and China. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pongee — (japan. Hubutae), glattes, weißes Gewebe, das in Japan aus Rohseide des Ailanthusspinners hergestellt und in bedeutenden Mengen nach Europa gelangt. Es wird auch in Deutschland aus Grègekette und Schappeeinschlag hergestellt …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Pongee — (engl. Japon silk), leichter japanischer (oder auch chinesischer) Waschseidenstoff in Taftbindung. E. Müller …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • pongee — [pän jē′, punjē′; pän′jē] n. [< Mandarin Chin dial. pen chi, one’s own loom] 1. a soft, thin cloth of Chinese or Indian silk, usually left in its natural light brown color 2. any cloth like this …   English World dictionary

  • pongée — pongé [ pɔ̃ʒe ] n. m. VAR. pongée • 1918, 1883; angl. pongee, p. ê. du chin. pun ki, pun gi « métier à tisser » ♦ Taffetas léger de soie ou de schappe (déchets de soie). « Les femmes vêtues de mousseline, de pongés clairs » (Morand). Du pongé de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • pongee — noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Chinese (Beijing) běnjī, from běn own + jī loom Date: 1711 a thin soft fabric of Chinese origin woven from raw silk; also an imitation of this fabric in cotton or a synthetic fiber (as of polyester or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pongee — /pon jee , pon jee/, n. 1. silk of a slightly uneven weave made from filaments of wild silk woven in natural tan color. 2. a cotton or rayon fabric imitating it. Cf. Shantung (def. 2), tussah (def. 1). [1705 15; < Chin benji homewoven, lit., one… …   Universalium

  • pongee — noun A soft unbleached silk, from China or India, from silkworms that feed on oak leaves …   Wiktionary

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