An irregular silk thread produced when threads from two or more cocoons are spun together. The entangled filaments produce a rough yarn with uneven thick and thin areas. Doupion silk is used to make shantung or pongee fabric for suits and dresses.
Synonyms and Related Terms
douppioni; dupion; dupioni; doupin; seda salvaje (Esp.); doupionzijde (Ned);
Resources and Citations
- 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
- Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
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