… the fishermen dock
on navy blue
nainsook patchwork quilts
ready for love.
— Flavio de Araujo
translated from Brazilian Portuguese by Rachel Morgenstern-Clarren
definition: A fine soft cotton fabric, a kind of muslin or jaconet, originally made in South Asia. Also: a garment made of this.
from the Oxford English Dictionary.
The word “nainsook” appears in the Portuguese as “nanzuque.”