Friday, 11 May 2007

SILK: 5, 6, 7, 8mm...

A useful fact to know about silk fabric. The weight, and therefore the thickness is classified by the Chinese system of mommes, pronounced mummy, and normally shortened to 'mm'. The metric equivalent of 1mm is 4.3gm per square metre. A small Pongee scarf, 28 x 28cm, weighs just under 13gm.

This heavy Crepe de Chine scarf is 8mm

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