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Satin is the name of one of the basic weaves, and also a fabric made in this weave. Owing to its silk or manufactured filament yarns and its uninterrupted warp yarn face, satin is very lustrous. Satin originated in China, and takes its name from Zaytoun, now Guangzhou, in southern China.

Uses: Apparel (particularly evening wear), lingerie, lining

See also:
Satin weave
Duchesse satin
Crepe-back satin

Silk satin