Shantung (fabric)

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A tailored dress in pink shantung, trimmed with black shantung, 1912.

Shantung is a type of silk fabric historically from the province of Shandong.[1] It is similar to Dupioni, but is slightly thinner and less irregular. Shantung is often used for bridal gowns.[2]


  1. ^ Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1894). Journal of the Society of Arts, Volume 42. Great Britain: The Society. p. 777.
  2. ^ Khalje, Susan (1997). Bridal Couture: Fine Sewing Techniques for Wedding Gowns and Evening Wear. Krause Publications Craft. pp. 24–25. ISBN 9780801987571.