Honan Silk

Honan Silk is a high grade form of Pongee fabric. It was originally made using the silk cocoons of wild silkworms from the Honan Province of China. Honan is the only type of wild silk that dyes easily and consistently. It is used mainly for dresses, lingerie and other women’s garments. Some properties of this fabric are that it has a crisp handle; it is woven in a plain weave, it is thin and lightweight and has the same uneven, nubbly texture that wild silk does, because of the slub yarns of different thicknesses that are used.

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Written by Kelly Mitchell

Kelly Mitchell, extremely competent and reliable, she is currently in her third year at the University of Lincoln UK, studying Fashion. Kelly is responsible for the Fabrics, Fibers and Leathers sections of our Dictionary

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