Raw Silk – The fabric has irregular rough and nubbly surfaces. The nubbly texture of the silk comes from silk noil (Very short fibres) to weave. Overall silk is the strongest natural fibre but losing its strength when wet is the drawback of the silk and therefore needs to be treated extremely gentle during laundry. You can hand wash your beautiful piece at home but we recommend mild laundry detergent. Scrub you piece gently and hag it over your laundry tub. Press with warm to hot iron.