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.
Sealskin Cloth. A variety of cloaking made of the finest kind of mohair, the shade given by dyeing being exactly like that given to seal fur. It is manufactured at Yorkshire, England, and is used for ladies' outdoor jackets. This cloth must not be confounded with sealskin plush, which is also made in imitation of seal fur and used for ladies' cloaks and caps. The pile of the latter is composed of wild Tussar silk. [See Tussar, Plush]