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As raw silk spread along the Silk Road, new weaving techniques came in vogue. In Persia, one of these weaving techniques was taffeta. From the Persian word tafta, meaning twisted, Silk Taffeta is created by twisting the filaments during weaving. This extra twist of the filaments creates a very stable weave, giving taffeta a firm, crisp hand, without the sheerness found in Organza.
Taffeta is a favorite of costumers everywhere because of it’s stable weave and Scroop, the sound Silk Taffeta is known to make when one moves while wearing it. Taffeta is a dream to work with, holds a crease well, and has been popular in fashion for centuries. Found widely in fashions from Central Asia, North Africa, Eastern and Western Europe, taffeta creates Haute Couture from the first cut. 16MM Silk Taffeta is light weight but with all the positive qualities expected from a good taffeta. Available at Damask Raven, buy Taffeta and create history in style.