A nubby silk fabric originally made from wild (tussah) silk in Shantung, China. Shantung is a heavy, plain-weave fabric with uneven ribs and a crisp texture. Long slubs are used in the filling to create knots, lumps and other imperfections. Shantung is now often made from synthetic fibers. It is used for dresses, suits and draperies.
Synonyms and Related Terms
shantung (Esp.); seda cruda (Esp.)