Silk is a very popular and sought after fabric. It is created using the thread from the silk worm cocoon, and was originally discovered in ancient China. Due to the many steps which are required to create the fabric, silk is considered to be a high end product and is expensive.
Silk is well known for its smooth feel and beautiful luster appearance. Silk may appear to be a delicate fabric, but it is actually one of the strongest natural fabrics. However, it is not considered to be a very durable fabric and will not hold up to repetitive use like other fabrics will.