Peau de soie

You are here:
Estimated reading time: < 1 min

A French term, meaning literally ‘skin of silk’ applied originally to a fine silk fabric in a modified weave that had a ribbed or grained appearance and was sometimes reversible. The term nowadays includes fabrics made from man-made fibre yams. It is recommended that in such contexts the name of the fibre should be indicated.

Textile Resource (

Was this article helpful?
Dislike 0
Views: 16