Bengaline is a durable plain weave fabric characterized by width wise cords formed by using fine warp yarns and course weft yarns, used in dresses, coats, suits, ribbons, draperies. First made of silk in Bengal, India, ribs are round and raised. Often has wool or cotton dolling in the ribs, which doesn’t show. Has a tendency to slip at the seams if too tightly fitted. Grosgrain and Petersham is bengaline cut to ribbon widths. The cloth is usually 40′ wide. coats, suits, millinery, trims, bouffant dresses with a tailored look, mourning cloth, draperies.