or pearl co·tton
[ purl kot-n ]
/ ˈpɜrl ˌkɒt n /
a two-ply mercerized cotton thread used chiefly in handweaving and needlework.
Origin of perle cotton
from French coton perlé “lustrous cotton,” for it's sheen
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