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What is "Shantung" - Definition & Explanation

A lightweight silk cloth woven in a plain weave with doupioni yarn.
A silk fabric very similar to but heavier than pongee. A medium-weight, plain weave fabric, characterized by a ribbed effect, resulting from slubbed yarns used in the warp or filling direction. End-uses include dresses and suits.
A plain weave fabric with slubbed yarns or an uneven ribbed surface texture. Originally of silk but now may be of cotton or man made fibers.
A medium-weight, plain-weave fabric in cotton, silk, rayon or synthetics, characterized by a ribbed effect, resulting from slubbed yarns used in the warp or filling direction. End-uses include dresses and suits. It is a raw silk made from Tussah silk or silk waste, depending on the quality. It is quite similar to pongee, but has a more irregular surface, heavier, and rougher. Most of the slubs are in the filling direction. It wrinkles easily and abundantly. Underlining helps to prevent this as well as slipping at the seams. Do not fit too tightly, if long wear is expected. Comes in various weights, colors and also printed.
A cousin lo Satin. The difference lies in the use of a yarn of the varied thickness which gives the fabric a nubby texture. It is also known as Antique Satin.
A medium-weight, plain-weave fabric, characterized by a ribbed effect, resulting from slubbed yarns used in the warp or filling direction. End-uses include dresses and suits.
Plain-weave fabric with unevenly ribbed surface and crisp texture.
Plain weave fabric (cotton, silk, rayon, synthetics) having a slightly irregular surface due to uneven slubbed filling yarns. It is a raw silk made from Tussah silk or silk waste, depending on the quality. It is quite similar to pongee, but has a more irregular surface, heavier, and rougher.
A rough textured plain weave silk or man made fiber.
A heavy silk fabric with a rough surface (or a cotton imitation)
A medium weight, plain weave, and silk-like fabric with pronounced slub-filling yarns (slub means yarns are uneven or nubby). It is primarily used for dresses.

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A twill weave in silk, rayon, or very fine, worsted cotton. A very soft, light fabric that is noted for its soft finish and feel. It is usually printed with small figures on a dark or light...

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