Silk fabric

What is a silk fabric?

Silk is a natural fabric with incredible shine and a smooth texture. It has been loved since ancient times. Silk is extracted from silkworm protein fibers and has been used in the textile and fashion industry for centuries.

What are the different types of silk fabrics?

There are four different types of silk fabrics, as shown below.

Muga Silk

Muga silk is among the rarest silk fabrics. It was developed in India and has a distinguished golden color not found in other silk fabrics. Due to its rarity and excellent golden hue, this fabric is used in traditional clothing.

Tussah Silk

If you are looking to get a textured silk fabric, you should try out tussah silk. It is produced by wild silkworms who live on oak and juniper trees. They often produce a rough textured fiber.

Mulberry Silk

Mulberry is the best silk fiber, produced by silkworms that exclusively eat mulberry leaves. It is a strong, smooth fiber with a better texture.

Eri Silk

Eri silk is an eco-friendly and cruelty-free way of getting a silk fiber. The silkworm is not killed for harvesting in this fiber, which is quite soft and wooly.

What are the key characteristics of any silk fabric?

To identify a silk fabric correctly, you should know what it is and how it looks and feels. In this section, let’s explore some common characteristics of silk fabrics.

Smooth Texture

Silk fabric provides a highly smooth texture, which does not cause any irritation or discomfort. Moreover, it is highly comfortable to wear at all times and provides a luxurious feel.


Silk has breathability and natural air circulation properties, which provide better heat management and keep the body cool in various climates.

Natural Sheen

Silk fabric has a natural sheen. When light is shed on it, its fibers reflect the light and provide a shimmering effect.


Silk fabric has better absorbent properties and can take in a lot of moisture without feeling damp and uncomfortable.