What does Canton crape mean?

Canton crape meaning in General Dictionary

A soft white or colored silk textile of a gauzy surface and wavy look employed for females scarfs shawls bonnet trimmings etc labeled as in addition Oriental crape

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  • A soft, white or colored silk material, of a gauzy surface and wavy look, used for females' scarfs, shawls, bonnet trimmings, etc.; -- called in addition Oriental crape.