A close up of a piece of burlap cloth.
a coarse cloth made of jute or hemp, used for making sacks, in upholstering furniture, as a backing for carpets, etc.
Origin of burlap17th-c. borelappe(s) ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Middle English borel, coarse cloth (; from Old French burel: see bureau) + lappa, hanging part of a garment, lap (akin to German lappen, Dutch lap, rag)
A strong, coarsely woven cloth made of fibers of jute, flax, or hemp and used to make bags, to reinforce linoleum, and in interior decoration.
Origin of burlapOrigin unknown.