Silk Dupioni Fabric

Silk Dupioni Fabric

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Silk dupioni fabric: 144 colors available per type, 3 different silk dupioni fabrics in stock, ready to ship in 24 ~ 48 hours. Offer FREE silk color card & silk fabric swatches.

Price per yd Width Weight Description of Silk Fabric Fabric Content
$37.95 45" 34mm Silk Dupioni 100% Silk
$25.45 55" 17mm Silk Shantung 100% Silk
$32.95 55" 24mm Silk Shantung 100% Silk

* Silk shantung fabric is a family of dupioni texture.
Silk dupioni fabric is a medium to heavy weight fabric, term derives from the Italian word for double, referring to the silk filament from cocoons that either interlocked or are so cramped that they must be spun together. This produces a tought thread with smaill, irregular slubs. The silk is usually dyed in bright colors and may be woven with an iridescent, two tone color sheen that is created with warp threads of one color and weft threads of another.

Silk dupioni fabric is a courser, thougher fabric than silk shantung fabric, although both types may use fine, regular threads for the warp, and the slubbed threads for the waft, producing a subtle texture only in the horizontal directions.

Silk dupioni fabric is almost identical with silk shantung. Many people treat the name dupioni as shantung, shantung as dupioni fabric. Dupioni and Shantung fabric is trully the same family in silk.