The quality of the textile is airy and can be found today in wool, cotton and manufactured fibers. Its name comes from the ancient God of the Winds Zephrus.
Fiber: Wool from crossbred yarns.
Characteristics: The fabric is napped then steamed and pressed. The nap is long and lies in one direction. It is very lustrous and sleek. It may or may not be given a soft finish and feel. It is usually strong colored and sometimes stripings (removal of color) is noted in the cloth. Named for the "zibeline" a small animal found in Siberia. It belongs to the sable family and has fine black fur.
Uses: Coats, cloaks, capes and winter suits for women.