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(pronounced shan-TUHNG)

This heavy fabric is traditionally woven with silk fibers, but more modern versions contain synthetic fibers that simulate the semi-rough, nubby texture of a silk version. The luxurious, highly textured fabric uses a surprising uncomplicated weave design that produces a ribbed effect due to the use of slubbed yarns in the warp of the material. Shantung is often used for drapery panels, bed skirts, bedspreads, upholstered cornices, lampshades, tablecloths and table runners.

See also: cornice