Habotai 8mm silk scarf 40 x 150cm. The finely woven finish of these undyed white silk scarves provides a good base for silk painting and transmits light well when silk dyes are used. The silk is slightly heaver than Pongee and therefore more opaque. These quality silk scarves have hand rolled and hemmed edges.
What is a Momme (mm)?
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 mommmes) 28cm by 28cm (10in by 10in) weighs just under 13g. The higher the momme, the heavier the silk.