Paragraph 5. Calico is the most common of all the cotton fabrics. It was originally made in Calcutta, India, from which the name calico is derived. It is first woven plain, after which a color or print is stamped on one surface. This explains why the figure in calico is not found on both sides. It is used for house dresses and other gar-ments which call for inexpensive material. Most common width, 24" to 36". Usual price per yard, 5c up.