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Tactilely tempting, Shantungs and Dupionis posses a hand unique to its own. As the lighter of the two with visible striations, Shantung is considered a midpoint between a drapable silk charmeuse and stiff dupioni. Dupioni was originally woven from double cocoons giving the material its distinctive slubbing and crisp drape. Both are often used for formal and evening wear, but consider which will lend itself more easily to your project. Top fashion designers and professional dress makers love Mood's Dupioni collection for its quality and range. Shop from 150 varieties in Dupioni silk fabric.