Part of the ‘Antique Fabrics‘ series, this fabric isn’t necessarily extinct, but it was more popular in the past than the present.
A lightweight, dense-woven, plain weave cloth. Sometimes plain, sometimes printed.
Originally made from linen, it could also be made of cotton in the later part of the 19th century. Often used as a lining fabric during that time.
If you were to subject batiste to a certain finishing technique (dipping it in a chemical bath), you’d get organdy.