Terry is an absorbent woven material made of loops of cotton, bamboo, or hemp. Commonly used in towels, it makes an absorbent core layer in pads.

Hemp "french" terry - You can see how this terry has different shaped loops to the other terry fabrics.
Image from http://www.alleco.com.au

Cotton Terry - This is the traditional fabric you would see towels & bath robes made from
Image from http://www.kushtush.com

This picture is very large, but shows great detail of the more "silky" bamboo terry. http://www.bamboofabricstore.com/images/90%25terry.gif

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