ben·ga·line (bngg-ln) n. A fabric having a crosswise ribbed effect made of silk, wool, or synthetic fibers.
[French, from Bengale, Bengal.]
Putting a modern edge to decor is always fun. Bengalines help you incorporate the soft feel of a fabric, with your choice of sheen or matte, without splurging on other costlier linens like lamours. It’s ribbed texture is a nice difference from a lamour, but is not a knit fabric, but a woven one. Bengaline is used in everything from wedding gowns to linens to tent lining.