Doupion silk

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Doupion silk

Description

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);

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • 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
  • Website address 1 Comment: www.fabrics.net

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