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.
Pina-Cloth (Pe'-Nya). A thin and translucent fabric made of the fiber of the pineapple-plant. This cloth is chiefly made at Manila, and in its manufacture resembles horsehair cloth, because the threads of both warp and weft are each single unspun fibers. Also called pineappie-cloth and pine-cloth.