Charmeuse silk scarves
Charmeuse is one of the most common types of silk. Charmeuse silk scarves have flattened crepes at the back part and shimmery satin weaves in front. They have a lot of drape.
Jacquard silk scarves
Jacquard silk scarves have woven patterns made up of matte and reflective threads. They have a dark and light effect similar to brocade. They are more densely woven and heavier in weight. Jacquard silk scarves usually have paisley or floral patterns. They are ideal for free-form dyeing.
Douppioni silk scarves
A typical Douppioni silk scarf has a plain weave with slubbed ribs. They are generally stiff like taffeta, and are usually dyed in bright colors.
Noil silk scarves
Noil silk scarves are made from short fibers left over from the carding and combing process. They do not produce a sheen like other silk scarves. They are similar to cotton in appearance but are still very delicate and soft.
Shantung silk scarves
Shantung silk scarves are made with heavier douppioni filling yarns and silk warp yarns. They can have a lustrous or a dull sheen depending on the filling yarn used. They have a semi-crisp and firm feel that tends to ravel.
Tussah silk scarves
Tussah silk scarves are made from the cocoons of wild tussah silk worms that eat juniper and oak leaves. They have short and coarse fibers that are difficult to dye. They are mostly available in their natural color of creamy tan.