Silk from Baghdad.
The Al-Attabiyah suburb of Baghdad, Iraq, named for an Attab, an early Islamic prince, was known for it's unique tiger-striped silk. The term "attabi", or simply "tabbi", first referred to this particular type of silk, and later to anything tiger-striped. Over time it came to refer specifically to tiger-striped kitty-cats.
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