crapes are crisped (crepés) or smooth; the former being double, are used in close mourning, the latter in less deep.
crapes seem to weigh her down, yet there must be some for street use.
crapes are all woven and dyed with the silk in the raw state.
1797, from French crêpe, from Old French crespe (14c.), from Latin crispa, fem. of crispus "curled, wrinkled" (see crisp (adj.)). Meaning "small, thin pancake" is from 1877. Crepe paper is first attested 1895.