What is the Momme

You may have heard of Momme before if you have had previous experience purchasing silk items. Momme is the gauge used to determine the physical weight of silk. The basic measurement for momme is weighing a piece of silk that is 100 yards long and 45 inches wide. If the total weight comes to sixteen pounds then the silk will be graded as 16 momme. Heavy silk is given higher momme weight numbers. A higher momme weight indicates the fabric is made of higher quality silk fibers that are usually thicker and more uniformly rounded, and the weave used is denser, making the overall fabric more durable and structurally intact.

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