TextileGlossary.com

What is "China Silk" - Definition & Explanation

Originally hand woven in China of silk from the Bonabyx mori. China silk is very soft and extremely lightweight but fairly strong. Irregularities of threads caused by the extreme lightness and softness are characteristic of the fabric.
A very soft, extremely lightweight silk made in a plainweave, used chieflyfor linings. Irregularities of threads,caused by the extreme lightness and softness of Chinasilk, are characteristic of thefabric.
Lightweight, durable and drapey material imported to India from China. Used as a base cloth for many inexpensive printed and dyed sarees.
China silk is a plain weave silk of various weights. This silk is the "hand" or touch that many people identify as silk. There are various weights of China silk from light, used for linings and many "washable silks" with the wrinkled look, to heavy for shirts and dresses.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

A process of opening and cleaning textile fibers-usually cotton which separates fibers from each other, lays them parallel, forms them into a thin web, and then condenses them into a single...
Recycled or remanufactured wool which is of inferior quality compared to the original wool. Historically generated from loosely woven materials. Benjamin Law invented shoddy and mungo, as such, in...
A brassiere or bra is an item of women's underwear consisting of two cups totally or partially covering the breasts for support and modesty. In addition to the connection of the cups it has usually...
Fiber or fibre (see spelling differences) is a class of materials that are continuous filaments or are in discrete elongated pieces, similar to pieces of thread. Fibers are often used in the...
a weave in which the warp yarns are arranged in pairs with one twisted around the other between picks of feeling yarn as in marquisette. This type of weave gives firmness and strength to an...

Companies for China Silk:


If you manufacture, distribute or otherwise deal in China Silk, please fill your company details below so that we can list our company for FREE!

Add a definition

Add a definition for a textile term that you know about! Send us an email & tell us:
  • The term you want to define
  • Its definition in 500 words or less
  • Attach an image if necessary.
  • Optionally, tell us about yourself in 200 words or less!

(s) 2019 TextileGlossary.com Some rights reserved. • Sitemap