Dupioni is a silk fabric with irregular, grainy, rustic surface, formed by slubbed yarns.
Plain weave, where a fine thread is woven with two or more uneven treads from silk cocons producing silk side by side.
Natural silk or rayon in the warp and doupion yarn in the weft.
Highly-lustrous, stiff, holds its shape.
Thick and crisp.
Mid- to heavy-weight fabric.
It is similar to shantung, but slightly thicker, heavier, and with with more pronounced slubs.
Best use for:
Eveningwear, bridalwear, tailored slimmer silhouettes like flat-front trousers, jackets and fitted blouses, dresses and skirts, neckties. It’s great for holding shape, structure and body.
Upholstery and curtains.