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Apricot zibeline dress worn by Jacqueline Kennedy for a daytime boat ride on Lake Pichola, India

Zibeline (/ˈzɪbəlɪn/ or /ˈzɪbəln/) is a thick, soft fabric with a long nap.[1] It is usually made of wool, such as mohair or alpaca, but can also be made from the hair of other animals, such as camels.

Zibeline can also refer either to the sable (Martes zibellina) or to its pelt, which zibeline was originally made from.[citation needed]

Zibeline can also refer to a heavy silk fabric with a twill weave, very similar to Mikado.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "zibeline | Definition of zibeline in US English by Oxford Dictionaries". Oxford Dictionaries | English. Retrieved 2019-03-18.[dead link]

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