Habutai

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Habutai or Habotai (from the Japanese habutae (羽二重?), literally "feather-two-layer") is one of the most basic plain weaves of silk fabric. While it was traditionally woven in Japan, most Habutai is today woven in China. It is normally a lining silk but can also be used for T-shirts, lampshades, summer blouses or very light lingerie. It is quite easy to dye and can be found in many stores.

Habutai is a lightweight, shimmering material once used mainly for making silk kimonos. It is sheer and often has an ivory color.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ K M Babu (31 July 2013), Silk: Processing, Properties And Applications, Elsevier Science, ISBN 978-1-78242-158-0