This section is from the "A Complete Dictionary of Dry Goods" book, by George S. Cole. Also available from Amazon: A complete dictionary of dry goods and history of silk, cotton, linen, wool and other fibrous substances,: Including a full explanation of the modern processes ... together with various useful tables.
Madapollam (Mad-A-Pol'-Lam). [So called from Madapollam, a town in India] A coarse heavy cotton cloth, similar to calico, but stouter, and intermediate in quality between calico and muslin; originally of Hindoo manufacture, where they were employed for quilts. Madapollam is now made in this country, being used in some sections for underclothing. The cloth measures 20 to 33 inches in width. It is also made double width and used far curtains, quilts, and comforts.