Test is a plain-woven textile made from unbleached, and often not fully processed, cotton. The fabric is less coarse and thick than canvas or denim, but owing to its unfinished and undyed appearance, it is still very cheap.

Originally from the city of Kozhikode, Kerala, India, the fabric was made by the traditional weavers called chaliyans. The raw fabric was dyed and printed in bright hues and calico prints became popular in Europe.

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