Our designers are often asked to explain the difference between the different types of Silk Drapery Fabrics we offer at DrapeStyle. The three primary categories of Silk are Dupioni, Taffeta and Hand-Woven, also known as Matka. All of our Silks are imported from India however, there are distinct characteristics that make each one unique. Silk Dupioni is known in the textile industry for its modest sheen and less refined texture. The natural texture and slubs in the Dupioni yarn give it a slightly less formal look, which makes it a timeless choice for any Decor. Silk Taffeta is considered a more formal and luxurious fabric due to its higher sheen and more refined weave. Our Taffeta has a crisp smooth finish that looks elegant in any pleat style. DrapeStyle’ s European influenced, 100% Hand-Woven Silk Collection is the new look of Silk. We like to describe it as a marriage between the elegance of Silk and the natural texture of Linen. This combination gives it a unique, heavy weight weave often used in transitional designs. In any length, width or pleat style, this updated material has quickly become one of our best sellers.
The Weave of Silk Matka makes the fabric perfect for extra long drapes and Roman Shades. Silk Matka is resistant to stretching, if you need longer drapes like 125 inch custom drapes, 126 inch custom drapes, 127 inch custom drapes or even longer than Matka may be a good option for you. Call one of our Designers and let us help you determine your perfect length, width and pleat style.