Acadiana brown cotton: Local plant ties past, present

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LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) – Colastie Hebert LeBlanc, known as Tante Colastie by family and friends, was one of the few women still making brown cotton trousseau – a dowry for new brides. But she had 108 blankets.

When asked to sell one of her blankets LeBlanc responded with, “Oh no! …