Hand Woven Peace Silk Satin

Hand Woven Peace Silk Satin


Regular price £48.35

This textile has a featherweight drape and incredible structure. It is the epitome of luxury, as a hand reeled, organically raised heritage strain of silk and the hand weave creates an irregularity of gaps between the strands of silk, adding to its authenticity and uniqueness. It is woven from 100% natural silk that has been reeled from the cocoon and the weave becomes a little tighter and crinkly when washed. Hand reeling on simple home equipment allows families to reel the pierced breeder cocoons and allow the worm to survive (hence why this fabric is a ""peace"" silk). Only reeled silk can make this lustrous satin, a weave designed to show off this Queen of natural fibres. This is a 100% natural silk, with no additives, adulterants, bleaches or finishes. 50cm wide a traditional small handloom width. This fabric is the traditional finest women's dress and soft pants fabric in all of Central Asia. Weft shrinkage = 0; warp (lengthways) shrinkage less than 2% Slight irregularities of the hand-weaving are part of the character of this exceptional fabric.

To care for your product

Dry clean / hand wash. Machine wash on gentle cycle, with mild soap and warm water. Tumble dry on low heat, or iron dry from a barely damp state. Never use bleach. Always test swatch beforehand.

Ideal For

Blinds, Blouses, Curtains & Pelmets, Gowns, Hand Sewing, Hankerchiefs, Scarves & Neckwear, Machine Sewing, Shirts, Underwear & Lingerie

Product Information
Width: 50cm
Weight: 18gsm
Fibre: Peace / Ahimsa Silk, Silk
Country of Origin: India
Shrinkage Allowance: 3-5%
Eco Credentials: Animal Cruelty Free, Azo-Free, Fair Wage, Low Energy, Low Water, No Finishes, No Genetically Modified Crops, Organic (Uncertified), Unbleached, Undyed

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