The word is derived from the obsolete French bombasin, applied originally to silk but afterwards to tree-silk or cotton. Bombazine is said to have been made in England in Elizabeth I’s reign, and early in the 19th century it was largely made at Norwich.
Midlands Archive: The Town That Got Weaving; Chris Upton Looks at the Rise of Carpet Making in Kidderminster and, below, Ross Reyburn Reports Pn the Current Trends
Mar 11, 2000; The town of Kidderminster has always struck me as something of an anomaly. It's as if a bit of the Black Country has broken off...