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.
Thibet Cloth. A tailor's fabric, occupying a place midway between a melton and a cheviot. It is more elastic and softer than a melton and not so nappy as a cheviot, the nap, in fact, being very slight and laying close to the surface of the cloth, causing the goods to assume a rough, unfinished appearance. The name thibet has also been applied to a kind of camlet, formerly made of goat's hair, but now of wool, being of shaggy appearance and used for ladies' dresses.