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What is "Doupion, Douppioni" - Definition & Explanation

Silk yarns made from the cocoon of two ilk worms that have nested together. In spinning, the double strand is not separated so the yarn is uneven and irregular with a large diameter in places. The fabric is of silk made in a plain weave but is very. It is imitated in rayon and some synthetics, and one such fabric is called 'Cupioni'. Dupion yarns also used in shantung, pongee. It tailors very well.

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