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What is "Habotai Silk" - Definition & Explanation

The terms habotai and China silk are interchangeable and denote a fine, lightweight silk used for scarves and lightweight, sheer garments. Habotai is a plain weave fabric with a soft sheen. Habotai and China silk make an excellent lining for many fabric types not just other silks. Silk breathes which makes a garment more comfortable and the smooth finish of these fabrics allow garments to slip on and off gracefully. These silks do not add bulk but will add a slight amount of body and weight while remaining soft and fluid.
A lightweight silk fabric commonly used for linings, hangings and underwear.

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