|Kanji, Kana & Pronunciation|
An example of the thread crossing pattern in a plain weave fabric.
|(n)Plain weave silk|
Habutae is a plain weave silk, where the weft and warp threads are are equal weight.
Habutae has a glossy, smooth surface and comes in a variety of thicknesses.
Habutae yarn is reeled directly from the silk cocoon, yielding long unbroken fibers of raw, untwisted yarn. The weft threads are moistened with water during weaving, producing a tightly woven fabric when they dry and contract. After the cloth is finished, the sericin must be removed (a process known as degumming) before further processing such as dyeing.
Formality & TPO
TPO - Within Japan
|Hotel Wedding Reception|
|Restaurant Wedding Reception|
| Yes - Acceptable to wear. |
OK - OK to wear if no suitable alternatives.
No - Unacceptable to wear.