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A material made by twisting together twisted strands of vegetable fibres to provide a material of a thickness suitable for either a sewing support or endband core, the former often being referred to as sewing cords. Cord is typically made from a variety of bast fibres the most common of which on early bindings will be jute, flax (linen) and hemp.


The Arts and Architecture Thesaurus Online, The Getty Research Institute.

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