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Habutae

Kanji, Kana & Pronunciation
Plainweave.svg.png
An example of the thread crossing pattern in a plain weave fabric.
Romaji Habutae
Kanji 羽二重
Kana はぶたえ
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(n)Plain weave silk


Habutae is a plain weave silk, where the weft and warp threads are are equal weight.

Characteristics

Habutae has a glossy, smooth surface and comes in a variety of thicknesses.

Manufacture

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.

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Formality & TPO

TPO - Within Japan

Occasion Acceptable
Hotel Wedding Reception
Restaurant Wedding Reception
Formal Party
Casual Party
Dinner
Lunch
Tea Gathering
Graduation Ceremony
Practice
Theatre, Concert
Exhibition
Travel
Yes - Acceptable to wear.
OK - OK to wear if no suitable alternatives.
No - Unacceptable to wear.


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