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Silk Habotai • China Silk Fabric • Habotai Fabric

Silk Habotai

Silk habotai is a soft, lightweight, lustrous silk made wth a tight, plain weave and very fine yarns, originally handwoven in China of hand-reeled silk. Silk habotai has a limp, soft, thin hand and a slippery, smooth texture.

Although there is a small difference between China silk and silk habotai the two terms are often used interchangeably. Additional confusion is created by the fact that a type of common lightweight polyester lining fabric is referred to as China silk-even though there is no silk in it. The Hangloose lining sold on our site is significantly heavier than
the "China silk" polyester lining.

Our site offers a variety of silk fabrics suitable for apparel and home decorator projects. We also offer a large selection of patterns, many suitable for silk fabric. You can also find books and a full line of notions to help you complete your silk project. We show weight per square yard for all our silks.

We show weight per square yard for all our silks. With the exception of dupioni,all weights
are expressed in both ounces and mommes.
1 ounce (oz) equals 7.54 mommes (mm).