Shantung is a silk fabric in plain weave having a slightly irregular surface with uneven horizontal ribs.
Plain weave; uneven slubbed weft yarns.
Mostly silk; sometimes from cotton, wool, or manufactured fibers but resembling shantung silk structure.
A relief surface with small slubs. Highly-lustrous, but can range in luster.
Holds its shape but softer than dupioni.
It is often confused with dupioni, but shantung is slightly thinner and has smaller slubs than dupioni. It is heavier than pongee.
The name originates from the northern Chinese province.
Best use for:
Bridalwear, formalwear, summer suites, tailored pants. fuller skirts.