What does the word haircloth mean?

Usage examples for haircloth

  1. They were ushered into the old- fashioned sitting- room, with its Brussels carpet showing huge baskets of flowers; its heterogeneous furniture, some chairs haircloth and black walnut, and others cane- seated, with rep cushions tied on; marble tables, of course; and an old sofa, with well- worn pillows and rugs. – Patty's Social Season by Carolyn Wells
  2. Then haircloth came in fashion. – Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern by Edgar Saltus
  3. Then I thought intently back into the past and into the haircloth trunk and wrote, " Clothes, one hundred and fifty dollars." – The Golden Bird by Maria Thompson Daviess