Habotai 12mm silk tie. The finely woven finish on these silk ties provides a good base for silk painting and transmits light well when silk dyes are used. 9.5 x 142cm.
The weight, and therefore thickness, of silk fabrics is classified by the Chinese system of mommes, pronounced mummy (mom-ee), and normally shortened to ‘mm’. The metric equivalent of 1 momme is 4.3g per square metre. A small Pongee scarf (10 mommes) 28cm by 28cm (10in by 10in) weighs just under 13g. The higher the momme, the heavier the silk.