100% Silk Handmade Dupioni (Taj Mahal Collection)
Silk dupioni is similar to silk shantung, but is thicker and more irregular. It has an uneven texture and is resistant to wrinkles. The fabric is reversible and creases well. Therefore, it is commonly used in formal wear, wedding attire and flowing blouses and skirts.
Sometimes known as dupion or douppioni, Silk dupioni is created with threads from two different silk worms. When two worms spin their cocoons close together, the fibers get tangled up; these naturally. Tangled fibers are then used together to make the silk thread. The thread is rougher than regular silk, and contains bumps and irregularities where the fibers from the two cocoons are combined. This Fabric takes dye well and is usually easy to sew.