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kaffiyeh an Arab headdress consisting of a square of cloth folded to form a triangle and held on by a cord
kaftan not sure the exact definition, but you can read a fine article regarding kaftans
kameez a long tunic about knee-length or beyond. The tunic is worn over pants or skirt and can be designed in a number of styles. Traditional garment from India.
kapa the native cloth of Hawaii; traditionally created only by women by beating strips of bark together was a dying art that was revived after much research. Bark from different types of trees were used, but the mulberry tree was the most common. Dyes were created from many different types of plants, many of which are still available.
kaross a simple garment of skins used especially by native tribesmen of southern Africa
kelly green a variable color averaging a strong yellowish green.
kelvin thermal temperature measuring unit (zero point approximately-273.16
kemp a coarse fiber especially of wool that is usually short, wavy, and white, has little affinity for dye, and is used in mixed wools.
kenaf a bast fiber. The possibility of extracting
fibers from kenaf was investigated using established retting
methods. The kenaf stalk, when decorticated, offers the opportunity
to extract fibers that may be used in various textile end
kendal green a green woolen cloth resembling homespun or tweed.
kepi a military cap with a round flat top sloping toward the front and a visor
kerchief a square of cloth used as a head covering or worn as a scarf around the neck
kersey a coarse ribbed woolen cloth for hose and work clothes; a heavy wool or wool and cotton fabric used especially for uniforms and coats. A garment made of kersey fabric, namely a heavy wool or wool and cotton fabric. Wool - poor quality, can also be made of re-used or remanufactured wool. Originated in Kersey, England in 11th century. Very similar to beaver but it is fulled more, has a shorter nap and a much higher luster.
kerseymere a fine woolen fabric with a close nap made in fancy twill weaves.
khaddar homespun cotton cloth of India.
khaki a khaki-colored cloth made usually of cotton or wool and used especially for military uniforms. Light yellowish brown. A garment made of khaki-colored (namely a light yellowish brown) cloth especially a military uniform [Usually used in plural]
kid glove a dress glove made of kid leather
kilt a knee-length pleated skirt usually of tartan, namely a twilled woolen fabric with a plaid textile design consisting of stripes of varying width and color usually patterned to designate a distinctive clan and worn by men in Scotland and by Scottish regiments in the British armies; a garment that resembles a Scottish kilt
kiltie a shoe with a long slashed tongue that folds over the instep
Kimono a long robe with wide sleeves traditionally worn with a broad sash as an outer garment by the Japanese; a loose dressing gown or jacket
kimono sleeve it is constructed as a wide rectangle from a dropped shoulder.
kirtle a tunic or coat worn by men especially in the Middle Ages; a long gown or dress worn by women
knee breeches breeches
kneesock a knee-high sock
knickers loose-fitting short pants gathered at the knee
knitwear knitted clothing