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.
Pekin. A trimming fabric, made in alternate stipes of satin and velvet, which vary in width from one-half to two inches. Pekin silk goods are dyed black and a variety of colors, and are much used in the trimming of ladies' garments. Pekin gauze is a variety in which gauze is substituted for satin stripes.