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Shantung has a characteristic texture of subtle, uneven horizontal ribs from slubs in the silk yarn. Shantung—originally and still usually silk—is also the name given to fabrics which imitate the texture of silk shantung, whether of manufactured fibers or cotton. It is a plain weave fabric and can range in weight, luster and use. The name shantung originates from the northern Chinese province.

Shantung is generally lighter than doupioni silk and heavier than pongee.

Uses: Blouses, dresses, skirts, suits

See also:
Doupioni silk
Thai silk

Silk shantung