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What is "Raw Silk" - Definition & Explanation

Reeled silk directly from cocoon with slight twist.
Continuous Filaments Or Strands Containing No Twist, Drawn Off Or Reeled From Silk Cocoons.
Silk in its natural state with serecin intact. Silk can be degummed in an alkaline solution. Raw silk is the strongest type of silk.
The Untreated silk as reeled from a cocoon or the Fabric or yarn made from untreated silk.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

A knit or woven fabric made from a rough, curly, knotted boucle yarn. The fabric has a looped, knotted surface and is often used in sportswear and coats. Made from wool, but also in rayon, silk,...
Pleats allow fabric to be fitted in one area and fuller in another area, but they also cause fullness at the end of the pleat. A pleat is made by folding the fabric, and stitching a straight line at...
a) Threads lengthways in a fabric as woven. b) A number of threads in long lengths and approximately parallel, which may be in various forms intended for weaving, knitting, doubling, sizing, dyeing...
A nonwoven fabric in which the fibres are held together by a bonding material. This may be an adhesive or a bonding fibre with a low melting point. Alternatively, the material may be held together by...
Literally, "flowered work". Term used for a type of embroidery practiced by women in the Punjab for head-veils and other garment-pieces. The embroidery is worked in floss-silk upon coarse cotton...

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