Shantung

Shantung  is a silk fabric in plain weave having a slightly irregular surface with uneven horizontal ribs.

 

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weave

 Plain weave; uneven slubbed weft yarns.

 

fiber

 Mostly silk; sometimes from cotton, wool, or manufactured fibers but resembling shantung silk structure.

 

fabric face

 A relief surface with small slubs.  Highly-lustrous, but can range in luster.

 

Fabric design

 Typically one-colour.

 

hand

 Holds its shape but softer than dupioni.

 

fabric drape

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fabric weight

Lightweight.

 

Sewing

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match

It is often confused with dupioni, but shantung is slightly thinner and has smaller slubs than dupioni. It is heavier than pongee.

 

history

The name originates from the northern Chinese province.

 


 Best use for:

 

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Bridalwear, formalwear, summer suites, tailored pants. fuller skirts.

 

 

Curtains

Interrior.

 


 

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