Habotai, also known as Habutae or China Silk, is an affordable, lightweight fabric that drapes well and can be used for both casual and formal applications.
It has a nice luster but isn’t as shiny as satin making it a great option for photography backdrops. Most often, habotai is used in apparel as a lining or at special events as draperies, table skirts, and chair ties.
Silk habutae is made from 100% pure silk fibers that can be dyed and is available in 2 weights. China silk habutae is 100% polyester, comes in many colors, and is the more cost effective of the two options.