Definition of Shantung

Fibre: Cotton, silk, rayon, synthetics.

Weave: Plain.

Characteristics: 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. Wrinkles quite a bit. 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, colours and also printed.

Uses: Dresses, suits, and coats.

Derivation of Shantung: Shantung, Chinese province, where it was originally made

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