Silk Fabric Shantung
Silk Shantung has hardly any slubs, and those that it does have will be much smaller in thread width than a silk dupioni. As the lighter of the two with visible striations, Shantung Fabric is considered a midpoint between a drapable Charmeuse Silk and stiff Dupioni. In addition, while the silk shantung will still have a fair amount of body and that lovely crispness, it will usually be much thinner than the dupioni and will therefore be suitable to more delicate garments. Silk shantung can almost appear flowing,and is the perfect “happy-medium” silk fabric.