Silk is a natural protein fibre that can be woven into textiles.
Silk has a shimmering appearance that comes from the fibres' triangular prism-like structure which allows silk cloth to refract incoming light at different angles.
Hygiene And Maintenance
Silk can not stand high temperatures so never soak, boil or bleach silk. Silk may be hand-washed in tepid water (35°C maximum) with the addition of a washing product for delicate lingerie e.g., soap flakes or gentle detergent. Rinse thoroughly three times using hand hot water for each rinse. Allow drying if necessary in an airy place away from the sun and direct heat and use a cool iron taking special care not to apply too great pressure over the seams.