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Doupion(s) Silk

Sari made of doupion silk. Sari made of doupion silk.

Doupion(s) (Dupion) silk derives from two joined cocoons, or from double cocoons formed when two silkworms spin a communal cocoon. Doupion silk is similar in character to wild silk. This type of silk filament is used for making pongee and shantung silk.

Also called: doupioni


  • BURNHAM, Dorothy (1980). Warp and Weft: A Textile Terminology, Toronto: Royal Ontario Museum, p. 123.
  • TORTORA, Phyllis G. and Ingrid JOHNSON (2014). The Fairchild Books: Dictionary of Textiles, 8th edition, London: Bloomsbury, p. 192.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 27 June 2016).


Last modified on Thursday, 27 April 2017 08:05