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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.

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