Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Muslin, a thin, fine, woven cotton fabric, the making of which originated at Mosul (whence its name), throve in the East Indies (where muslins of extraordinary tenuity and lightness are still woven, especially at Dacca), and was introduced into Scotland in 1780. The manufacture of muslin is now an important industry in Great Britain and France. Muslins may be plain, figured, embroidered, colour-woven or printed.