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Lustre is a term used to describe fabric or fibre the ability to reflect light. The quality and nature of the reflection may be a useful diagnostic aid. The term ‘lustre’ used in conjunction with the qualifying terms such as metallic, resinous, waxy, pearly, silky and greasy. The intensity of the reflection qualified by descriptions such as shiny and dull. Lustre is not objective; however, dependent on the textile quality controller view, feel or handle. See Aesthetics and light reflectance

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