Sendal, cendal or sandal is a thin and light silk material,[1] chiefly used to make ceremonial clothing, church vestments, and banners. The word derives from Greek σινδων (sindōn), "fine linen"; the old French word is cendal. The word often describes a fabric woven of a linen warp and a silk weft.[2]


  1. ^ Tortora, Phyllis G.; Johnson, Ingrid (2013). The Fairchild Books Dictionary of Textiles. A&C Black. ISBN 9781609015350.
  2. ^ Znamierowski, Alfred (1999). The World Encyclopedia of Flags. New York: Lorenz Books. p. 36.