A fabric made from wild silk with a nubby, irregular weave. Pongee originated in China. It is a soft, durable fabric that has poor washfastness when dyed. Pongee is used for garments, curtains, linings, and decoration.
Synonyms and Related Terms
tussah; pongis (Esp.)
Hazards and Safety
Ironing when wet will make pongee stiff.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971
- Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Dictionary of Fiber & Textile Technology (older version called Man-made Fiber and Textile Dictionary, 1965), Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Charlotte NC, 1990
- Rosalie Rosso King, Textile Identification, Conservation, and Preservation, Noyes Publications, Park Ridge, NJ, 1985
- Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them, American Book Company, New York City, 1937
- Website address 1 Comment: www.fabrics.net