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.
Model: Sandrift S075 Silk Shantung Fabric
Length: 1 yard
Width: 40 inches
Composition: 100% Silk
Along with attire for men, shantung can also
be used for dresses and skirts for women. As a material that is heavy enough to drape
nicely but not so heavy as to feel cumbersome, it can be used with pleated designs,
A-line skirts, and just about any length that is desired. Like the men’s suits and sports
jackets, dresses and skirts made of this fabric do require dry cleaning, but are also
resistant to many types of staining.The crisp texture goes a long way toward giving any
garment made with the material a sharp look that manages to retain a playful air as well.
If you buy more than 1 yard, it will come in 1 continuos piece uncut.