An off-white raw silk incorporating fragments of the cocoon, creating a soft, matte and nubby texture. Noil can hold its own, yet still retains a really good drape, and for this reason it’s never really out of fashion. In the home it make excellent curtaining, either in it’s natural state and unlined, or fully interlined, becoming heavy. We also use it for blinds, cushions, bedding, light upholstery and loose covers.
The silk is collected after the worm has departed, hence the reason for the small cocoon fragments and slightly rough texture of the fibres. It is arguably the best known of the ‘natural’, Ahimsa silks.